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Volume 30 Number 48 May 16, 2013
Includes Tax
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Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
Bison Courier
By Beth Hulm It’s a really busy time for county lawmakers. Not only are County Commissioners working to get a Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinances in place, they are negotiating with The City of Lemmon and Adams County to fix Railway Street, the farm to market road on Lemmon’s north side that is the truck route to Southwest Grain; they are having conversations with Bison Township regarding both a box culvert and a failing bridge; and, they are involved in a contract with the Lemmon Police Department and the City of Lemmon to create countywide law enforcement. In addition to all of that, it’s time to start writing the budget for 2014 and Highway Superintendent Tracy Buer has engaged them in conversation to start putting money away to redo the Bixby Road, west of Bison. Lemmon City Councilman Gar-
Countywide Law Enforcement agreement
About six months ago, the Lemmon Police Committee approached the Perkins County Commission and Perkins County Sheriff ’s Office regarding the possibility of combining their police department into the Sheriff ’s Office. Based upon this request, a committee was formed to look into this possibility. The committee was comprised of two County Commissioners, the Lemmon Police Committee, and the Sheriff. The City indicated that over the last six years, they have had problems not only recruiting, but retaining a third police officer. The City has had 12 different officers in this position over that time period. It is very difficult to recruit qualified officers to a small, rural police department, and a larger department offers more opportunity and can attract qualified applicants. The Sheriff ’s Office has only seen one new Deputy in that same six year time-frame. A larger Sheriff ’s Office will help with law enforcement coverage issues for the City and County, such as when one of the Deputy’s has to be in court or when a Deputy is on vacation, there will be others to respond to citizen needs, county wide. A combined force should also allow for better trained staff that can more quickly handle the tasks at hand. If this agreement is put into place, the staffing levels will stay the same as they have been. The sheriff and two deputies will reside in Bison, while three deputies will reside in Lemmon. The two current Lemmon police officers would become deputy sheriffs. As the law enforcement agreement was worked through the early phases of discussion, the Sheriff put together an estimated annual cost for the County to provide law enforcement to the City in 2014. This cost came in at $201,088. This provides for the three deputies and all operational costs. Some of the terms of this agreement include: The City, County, or Sheriff can terminate this agreement by giving 180 days written notice; All City equipment will be inventoried. When an item is replaced or purchased as a new item with City funds, it will be tracked. In the event that the agreement would be terminated, all items on that list would be returned to the City, including replacement vehicles that the City has paid for. The Sheriff will be part of the City’s annual budget process. The cost of inflation and other increasing costs may be negotiated and mutually agreed upon. This process may be done annually or as needed. The Sheriff will track the City funds just as the City has done in the past. In the event that any party would terminate this agreement, the City still has all their funds identified so they can pick up right where we left off and stand their police force back up and get it operational. It is believed that by providing for the option of being able to return the city equipment, and the full funding by the city, creates a safety net for the citizens of the city and county. The Lemmon Police Committee, Perkins County Commission, and Sheriff ’s Office have done much research into this agreement. A goal of this proposed agreement is to provide the best possible law enforcement and safety for all citizens within the county, as we deal with changes and look toward the future. Due diligence must be done to make the best decision for all the citizens in Perkins County.
County Commissioners have a full plate
Roads, bridges, law enforcement are major issues
rett Schweitzer told the county board last week that Railway Street “is quite possibly the worst one in the county.” Lemmon native and project engineer Craig Mizera, HDR, Inc., Bismarck, accompanied Schweitzer to the meeting and Chuck Christman, chairman of the Adams County Commission, was there, too. North Dakota has oil and gas money and Christman is urging his state legislators to support funding for the street. South Dakota doesn’t have big money available but G. Schweitzer urged Perkins County Commissioners to talk with their legislative representatives, too The City of Lemmon is working with South Dakota DOT on a funding package and Schweitzer finds them to be “very lenient.” Railway Street is a county road all the way through Lemmon but Schweitzer said that the City will shoulder the responsibility for the section that’s inside the city limits. Adams County will pay for what lays in their state. Southwest Grain will also cooperate, according to Schweitzer. Perkins County’s share would be the Theater Road to the state line on the west side and the corporate limits on the east. The estimated price tag for the county’s share would be more than $2 million. The overall design so far is to widen the road and to apply 12 inches of gravel and then 6 inches of asphalt. Perkins County Commissioners call that a “Cadillac” model and Road Superintendent Buer thinks it’s being made too difficult. He suggests grinding up the current road, laying new base followed by chip seal and oil before spreading a new mat. “The key is the base,” he said. “We have one shot at it.” Mizera said. “Let’s do it right.” Some slop continued on page 7
Public Hearing leaves no clear answers for school board
By Beth Hulm Bison school board chairman Dan Kvale may not have gotten exactly what he and the rest of the board were hoping for on Monday night. In his opening comments, during a public meeting held in the school cafeteria, Kvale said, “We really want some guidelines.” Opinions were varied, however, and, in the end, to build new or to repair the current school will be a board decision. Board members have been skittish about spending big money – an estimated $75,000 – to have an engineer do a walk-through of the school to identify problem areas and provide a cost estimate for repairs. They would be even more uncomfortable proposing a bond issue for funding a new multi-million dollar school without first hearing what school patrons have to say. The decision to build new or to fix what is there is the “crossroads” that the board now finds itself at, according to board member Eric Arneson. At another public meeting, a couple of months ago, patrons leaned towards – and were excited about – a brand new school. This week they were more cautious. The ultimate goal would be to be economically wise while, at the same time, creating a building that will stand the test of time. “We need to be very careful and thoughtful,” said Phil Hahn, Bison area businessman and former school board member. He suggested a 10-year plan and not to “jump into this thing,” adding, “It’s a lot of work for the board but it’s what the community needs you to do.” Admittedly, in 10 years costs will rise and Kvale said that interest rates won’t stay at the current low rate either. “It might be a once in a 100-year opportunity,” he said. Hahn estimated that a totally new school could end up costing as much as $15 million. Faith’s new school came in at $4.1 million while Harding County spent $9.7 million on theirs, according to figures gathered by business manager Bonnie Crow. Faith did not add a 2nd gym, a cafeteria, a shop or a library. Bruce Hendrickson, Meadowarea rancher and also a former school board member, leans towards a new school. The current old building needs a lot of work. “No matter how much you stick in it, it’s still going to be an old building,” he said. Amongst the things on a long todo list are a new parking lot on the east side (recently estimated at $150,000); duct work for the current coal furnace or possibly a second furnace for better heat distribution (the last one was $373,000 in 1998 and was a used model); fixing leaking roofs; new plumbing in a couple of areas; handicap accessibility throughout; providing campus security and possibly building a new shop. Todd Goddard and Fritz Johnson, Prairie City, and Scott Storm, Meadow, took the opposite point of view. New buildings require upkeep and maintenance, too. “Stick your money into fixing the one you’ve got,” Goddard said. Jim Goddard, Prairie City rancher, doesn’t think that the board can get a bond issue to pass. “I don’t know if you can get them to vote for it.” Brad Seidel, Bison, said, “Once a re-model starts, you have to bring the whole building up to code.” Hendrickson added that a continued on page 5
Highlights & Happenings are on page 24
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Public notices highlight insurance companies’ financial condition
In this issue you will find publication of financial summaries of various insurance companies licensed to do business in South Dakota. Insurance companies doing business in South Dakota are required by state law to publish these financial summaries annually. The summary lists the insurance company's assets, liabilities, business in South Dakota for the year and the lines in which the company is authorized by the state of South Dakota to sell insurance. “Recent times in our nation's economy have shown us that more disclosure and more information is crucial to public confidence in all aspects of our financial industry," South Dakota Newspaper Association General Manager David Bordewyk said. "These important public notices help fulfill the expectations held by South Dakotans.” The published insurance company financial statements from all South Dakota newspapers soon will be available at www.sdpublicnotices.com. The website is a compilation of all public notices first published in all South Dakota newspapers. This newspaper along with all other newspapers in the state and SDNA have joined together to provide the public notice website as a public service at no cost to state and local governments. For more information about any insurance company doing business in South Dakota, contact the state Division of Insurance in Pierre at (605) 773-3563. For more information about the publication of these legal notices, contact your local newspaper or SDNA. South Dakota Newspaper Association, founded in 1882 and based in Brookings, represents 130 weekly and daily newspapers with a total readership of more than 600,000.
CFEL conducts local club and county business
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SD CFEL Area I officers (seated left to right) Donna Erhart, secretary/treasurer; Bernice Kari, chairwoman; and Alice Holcomb, vice chairwoman. Linda Borchert, standing, gave an interesting and informative talk about the work done by CAVA in Lemmon. Members of Town and Country CFEL met three times in late April to conduct a variety of business. First, 10 members gathered on the fourth Thursday in Grand Electric’s Social Room for their regular monthly meeting. Teddi Carlson was the hostess. Plans were finalized for the Community Coffee Break in Bison on Thursday afternoon, May 9 and also for a farewell gathering for Margie Hershey, who will be moving from the area. Donations were approved for the Public Library and also for the Gala Day Fun Run and Walk. Vera Kraemer shared her spring table setting, which she recently set up at a Tour of Tables event in Mobridge. Two days later, eight of the local club members were joined by Ruby VanDenBerg, Zeona and Donna Erhart, Lemmon, who are CFEL members-at-large, at the Perkins County bi-annual Council meeting. Agenda items that morning included discussion of three CFELsponsored events: the scholarship committee announced that there were four applications from Lemmon High School but none from Bison so far; and committee members reported on last fall’s Annual Christmas Fair and on the Parade of Trees at the courthouse during the holidays. In 2013, the Christmas Fair will be on Saturday, November 2. Historian Diana Landis read a report of 2012 happenings, which has been sent to the State Historian. The Fall Council was set for Saturday, October 19. Immediately following the Spring Council, all of the above members reconvened for the annual Area I meeting. Joining them was Alice Holcomb, Buffalo and State President Cheryl Kleppin. Two Perkins County women also serve on the state board. Aletha Adcock and Bernice Kari, Bison, are the Area I Director and State Vice President of Programs, respectively. Adcock’s term is drawing to a close and Teddi Carlson was chosen to replace her as Area I Director on the state board. An interesting program was presented by Linda Borchert, from Communities Against Violence and Abuse, which is centered in Lemmon but serves a sevencounty area. CAVA sponsors a safe house in Lemmon which employs three part-time employees and offers counseling services, mostly for victims of domestic violence. There are also 15 volunteer advocates, a five-person board and a 24-hour hot line. Borchert gave a brief history and told of Cava’s various funding sources, which includes much local fundraising. Also during that second meeting, members were encouraged to enter Cultural Arts exhibits, which were independently judged. Receiving top blue ribbons for their efforts were Alice Holcomb in Fiber Arts and Beth Hulm in creative writing. Those who received blue ribbons were Holcomb, Teddi Carlson (2), and Ruby VanDenBerg (2). All of the above blue ribbon entries will be judged again at the state level during the State Convention in Huron next fall. Throughout the day, there was a Silent Auction being conducted to raise money for the Area I treasury.
Story Hour at the Bison Public Library May 17th at 10:30 a.m. for Mother’s Day. May 20th Summer Reading program kickoff for elementary at 6 p.m. May 22nd Summer Reading program kickoff for teens 6 p.m. The American Lutheran Church is seeking wedding dresses, baptism gowns and Easter hats from 1913 - 2013 to display during their 100 Year Anniversary program. If you have an item or know of someone who does, please contact Salli at 605-244-5491.
1st Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale, Saturday, May 25th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Vi Leonard’s residence, 303 1st Ave E, in case of inclement weather it will be held at the first Presbyterian Church. Proceeds will be used to help send kids to camp.
There will be an all school party at the Lions Park May 23, 2013 from 11 - 3. More info at a later date. All students are welcome. Bison Senior citizens, dues of $10.00 are due. Please pay your dues so we can keep the center open, the building is in need of repairs.
Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting weekly in Bison. The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome.
To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please submit them by calling: 244-7199, or e-mailing to: courier@sdplains.com. We will run your event notice the two issues prior to your event at no charge.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 16, 2013 • Page 3
Spring planting season: Select the right tree
Garden Gate
Straw Bale Gardening
We recently saw on Facebook that someone planted a few vegetables in a straw bale. The idea was interesting so here is some info if you are inclined to experiment with that type of garden. Dr. N.L. Mansour of Oregon State University (retired) did some research on straw bale culture. He says straw is an excellent medium for growing vegetables. He makes these recommendations for success. First purchase wheat straw bakes as they have less weed seeds and generally no perennial weeds. Soak the bales thoroughly, they will heat when wet, you may have to wet them more than once if weather is warm. After about 5 to 7 days the bales will cool down and be ready for planting. Some wheat seeds may sprout but they can be pulled or ignored as they don’t put on much growth. If you’re lucky the bales may last two seasons so look for bales with synthetic twine. Make sure you place the bales where you want them to stay as once soaked they are very heavy to move. Place them so the twine is horizontal and the straw vertical which allows for better root penetration. Place the bales in a single line or place several together, it all depends on your available space. This is the ultimate easy raised bed! Now get ready to plant. Rough up the bale surface a bit then put about three inches of compost or top soil on top for your seed bed. What can you grow? Quite a bit! Salad greens are the easiest and adapt well to this system but also cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers work well. Just experiment and keep notes on what works and what doesn’t. Be sure to throw a few flowers in there just for fun and color. Probably you won’t have success with root crops because the straw would inhibit growth and they would be hard to harvest. Corn is also not be recommended. You can transplant into the straw bale but you will need a good sharp trowel to dig into the bale to make a bit of a hole to hold some soil and the transplant. Only two tomato plants per bale and only three pepper plants are suggested. If you want to make your bale garden a little more colorful plant alyssum on the edges, sprinkle a few and nasturtiums, marigolds Bright Lights Swiss Chard, Merlot Lettuce, Emerald Oaks Lettuce and Lemon cucumbers spilling over the edges will add interest and beauty. Have fun, in this area finding the bales will be the hardest part this year. Good Luck! Let me know if you try it and how it worked. Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. ~ Langston Hughes Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
I-Grow (formerly Extension Service) is conducting Gardening 101 workshops around the state, here is the next closest one to our area: Insects and Pesticides Come learn which insects in your garden are good, bad and just plain fun. Learn organic and conventional ways to manage pest populations. See mounted insects to learn what actual specimens look like so you can identify them in your garden. June 7 – Spearfish, Hudson Hall, 222 W. Hudson Time: 9 – 4, lunch on your own (12-1) Cost: $25 per person Registration Information Contact Mary Roduner (mary.roduner@sdstate.edu) or 605-394-1722. Registration closes one week before each workshop.
Selection of trees for planting in a home landscape depends on the desired effect and the purpose the trees will satisfy in the landscape, explains Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP* and staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). "Will they attract birds to the area?" she asks. "Shade a patio? Screen an unsightly view? Enhance the appearance of the home? Identify an entrance or exit? Trees can provide contrast and relief from surrounding buildings and create seasonal interest in areas near the home," says Andersen. TCIA advises homeowners to consider the following factors when selecting a tree: •hardiness (ability of the plant to survive extremes of winter cold and summer heat) •mature height and spread •growth rate •cleanliness •type of root system •moisture requirements •space available above ground and below ground •maintenance requirements •available at local nursery •ornamental effects, such as branching habit, texture, and color of bark, flower, fruit and foliage; and whether the tree is evergreen or deciduous A professional tree care company can help you determine which tree species both perform well in your local area and are suited to your desired planting site. Arborists often do a close analysis of the specific planting site to determine the susceptibility or resistance to environmental conditions, such as: •disease and insect problems that may limit your selections •the prior use of the planting site •soil conditions, such as poor drainage, high or low pH, and soil nutrition •the presence or absence of channelized winds •the location of utilities, both
above and below ground, because they are site conditions that dictate plant choice and location •the relationship of the plant to roads, walkways and security lighting Is there enough space to plant a tree? The space available at the specific site and mature tree size are important considerations and addressing these limits will go a long way toward reducing maintenance costs. Do not plant trees that will grow 25 feet or taller under or near overhead power lines. Do not forget the underground utilities. Out-of-sight does not mean that they would not have to be serviced at some point. Call 811 for the national "Call before you dig" hotline before selecting a planting site. Permanent plantings such as trees should be spaced to allow utility service. Ground-level utility structures such as transformers and individual service connections require space to be serviced. A minimum of 10 feet clearance after the tree has grown to maturity will help avoid any possible electrical hazards. Where to plant Community ordinances may restrict planting of trees near power lines, parking strips, street lights, sewers, traffic control signs and
signals, sidewalks and property lines. Municipalities may require planting permits for trees planted on city property. City codes often require that trees on city property be maintained by the city, so citizens planting an improper selection can cause problems for themselves and the municipality. Find a Professional A professional arborist can assess your landscape and work with you to determine the best trees and shrubs to plant for your existing landscape. Contact the Tree Care Industry Association, a public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture since 1938. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, TCIA has more than 2,000 member companies who recognize stringent safety and performance standards and who are required to carry liability insurance. TCIA also has the nation's only Accreditation program that helps consumers find tree care companies that have been inspected and accredited based on: adherence to industry standards for quality and safety; maintenance of trained, professional staff; and dedication to ethics and quality in business practices. For more, visit www.tcia.org or www.treecaretips.org.
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SDSU announces 2013 spring graduates
BROOKINGS, S.D. – The following students were candidates for graduation after the Spring 2013 session at South Dakota State University. Taylor Shay Lensegrav, Meadow, SD Bachelor Sceince in Arts & Sceince, Magna Cum Laude.
Visit a loved one and thank the caregivers during National Nursing Home Week
Nursing Facilities across South Dakota will be celebrating National Nursing Home Week beginning Mother’s Day, May 12 and continuing through May 18, 2013. The theme is “Team Care – Everyone Pitches In.” Along with being a celebration of skilled nursing care and the people we serve, Nursing Facilities continue to further enrich the relationships between residents, community members, and families and staff. The South Dakota Health Care Association (SDHCA), along with the American Health Care Association (AHCA), encourages citizens of South Dakota to celebrate Nursing Facilities’ accomplishments in continuing to improve the quality of life for our state’s seniors. Providing quality care is always mission number one! Mark B. Deak, SDHCA Executive Director, states, “National Nursing Home Week gives us an opportunity, as a community, to celebrate our focus on quality with residents, staff, families and volunteers. This is a perfect time to visit your local Nursing Facility and participate in all the activities they have planned!”
USDA begins sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a fourweek general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), beginning May 20 and ending on June 14. CRP has a 27-year legacy of protecting the nation's natural resources through voluntary participation, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States In addition sign-ups for continuous CRP programs-such as Highly Erodible Land Initiative and Initiative to Restore Grasslands, Wetlands and Wildlife began on May 13. Producers that are accepted in the sign-up can receive cost-share assistance to plant long-term, resource-conserving covers and receive an annual rental payment for the length of the contract (1015 years). Producers also are encouraged to look into CRP's other enrollment opportunities offered on a continuous, non-competitive, sign-up basis and that often provide additional financial assistance. For more information on CRP and other FSA programs, visit a local FSA service center or www.fsa.usda.gov.
Letter to the Editor:
If you have children in the public school you have probably heard of Common Core State Standards. CCSS claim to have more rigorous standards. What could be wrong with that? We all want our children to get the best education possible. The CCSS are an unproven, untested, set of standards that are aligned with UN goal of global citizenship. We are told they are state led. That's simply not true. The CC standards were initiated by private interests in Washington, DC, without any representation from the states. The legislature was not involved in adopting these standards. We have been told that they are just standards. Standards drive curriculum. The federal government is the only one funding the writing of the standardized tests. That makes this a nationalized education. We can only add 15% to the curriculum. What does that do to our local control? We believe that a decision that affects our children's education, should not be made without a much broader discussion, validated research, and much greater input from parents and citizens than it was originally afforded. Mary Scheel-Buysse South Dakotans Against Common Core
Nutrition Site Menu
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BBQ chicken baked potato mixed vegetables pears
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 16, 2013 • Page 5
Public Hearing
continued from page 1 couple of million dollars for repairs now only lasts about 20 years and then, “We start all over again another day.” Karen Englehart, rural Bison, said, “Building a new building isn’t going to solve all your problems.” A new building will require maintenance and repairs, too, she said. Her husband Llewellyn added that even a school built to code is going to experience new codes down the road. Assistant business manager Colette Johnson shared some figures. A $7 million bond issue, spread over 20 years at 3.2% interest would raise taxes $2.31 per $1,000 of assessed value. Spread it over 25 years at 3.5% and add $2.05/$1,000. A 30-year bond would add $1.95/$1,000 at 4% interest. Director of Equalization Rownea Gerbracht was in the audience. She quickly calculated that it would cost a typical ranch family $1,000 more per year in taxes and that “scares me to death,” she said. Other topics for discussion included building a new shop with classrooms or buying into Northwest Area School’s mobile unit consortium; a second tax freeze opt-out; upcoming enrollment numbers; recent fire marshal reports; the need for campus security and air conditioning. Allan Palmer, Bison, said, that the board “really, really, really” needs to consider campus security. K.Englehart asked if the new, incoming superintendent would have the knowledge or experience to oversee a large building project. “A lot of it ends up on the shoulders of the superintendent,” she said. What nobody wants to see, voiced by board member Angie Thompson, is continued deterioration of the school to the point of condemnation, which is what happened in Faith. At the end of a one-and-a halfhour discussion, Gerbracht told the board, “I know one thing. You guys are between a rock and a hard place.” During the five-hour regular school board meeting that followed the hearing, school board members decided to hire an engineer to go through the school and to offer cost estimates for those things that need to be fixed. They think that could cost approximately $75,000. A complete report of that meeting will appear in next week’s edition of The Bison Courier.
Obituary
Myranda Kay Thompson
Myranda Kay Thompson, infant daughter of Scott and Angela Thompson, of Bison, South Dakota was born and passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. She is survived by her parents, Scott and Angela Thompson and three sisters, Taylor, Abigayle and Whitney Thompson, all of Bison, SD; her maternal grandmother, Carol Resch, Mohall, North Dakota; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Myranda was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, John Resch; and her paternal grandparents, Darold and Margaret Thompson. A Rosary Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. all on Saturday morning, May 18, 2013 at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Bison, SD. Fr. Tony Grossenburg will officiate. Condolences may be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.
Pastors Perspective
Pastor Phil Hahn Grace Baptist Church
Is There Any Good News Out There? Have any of you been watching the news lately? At our house it has been very difficult to listen to the news relating stories of terrorist bombings and senseless killing, an abortion provider murdering women and children, government officials lying to the American people, kidnappings and torture, selfish rage ending in murder - the list goes on. How is it possible to understand what is going on in the hearts and minds of people who make these choices? The Bible gives us a very good explanation. Jeremiah 17:9 says, "The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, who can know it?" This verse gives us the answer, but the reality is that this verse describes the heart of every human being ever conceived including you and me. The question then is: What is the solution to the problem of a wicked, deceitful heart? Is there any hope for change? God's Word again gives us the answer. God speaking in Ezekiel 36:26 tells us, "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you..." God has provided a way for us to receive a new heart through His Son, Jesus Christ. Acts 2:21 shows us the way - "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Can it really be this simple? Surely there must be some way we can earn God's forgiveness or do enough good to merit salvation. The good news is it is as simple as admitting we have a broken, sinful heart, we can't save ourselves, Jesus is the only way to receive a new, clean heart, and then calling on Him to save us from the punishment we deserve because of our sinful condition. Call on Him TODAY - don't hesitate. Life is too short and too uncertain to put your eternal destiny in any hands other than the God who loves us and gave His Only Begotten Son to provide the only way to eternal life.
Paint-South Dakota volunteers to revitalize 25 homes in 22 communities
Across South Dakota, volunteers are picking up paint brushes and setting aside free time to help residents in their communities to maintain the value and livability of their homes. The groups, using primer and paint donated by South Dakota Housing Development Authority, are repainting homes whose owners are physically or financially unable to handle the project themselves. Paint-South Dakota, in its 16th year, is a statewide program that matches volunteers with homeowners that need help. This year, 19 groups are painting 25 houses in Andover, Bison, Box Elder, Canova, Centerville, Edgemont, Frankfort, Hot Springs, Hoven, Huron, Lead, Murdo, Newell, Nisland, Plankinton, Rapid City, Redfield, Roslyn, Stickney, Sturgis, Vale and Watertown. Volunteer groups include churches, municipalities, community development organizations and service clubs. "For homeowners, a new coat of paint means a great deal. It protects the house from weather, maintains its appearance and improves the quality of the neighborhood. However, this can be tough to do if you are disabled or on a fixed income," said Mark Lauseng, Executive Director of SDHDA. "Paint-South Dakota is a great way for these residents to stay in their homes and remain independent. We applaud the volunteers who donate their time to help make sure this happens." Groups choose projects that are single-family, owner-occupied dwellings that need exterior paint, and whose owners qualify for Paint-South Dakota assistance. South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is an independent agency that finances and develops affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents throughout South Dakota. Its services include the First-Time Homebuyer Program, the Governors House Program, homebuyer education, affordable rental housing information and advocacy and affordable housing development programs. Paint-South Dakota is a small but rewarding program offered by SDHDA, Lauseng said, because it helps build communities through cooperation, helps residents in need and maintains community pride. For information about PaintSouth Dakota, visit the SDHDA website or call (605) 773-7603. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: - Lemmon 4:45 p.m. Bison - 7:15 p.m., Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 10:30 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service -10:30 a.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Monday, Thelma Sandgren called on Helen Meink and they exchanged magazines. Wednesday was a sad day, as Thelma Sandgren attended the funeral of Lyle Witt Lemmon. She enjoyed seeing the family again. Thelma Sandgren spent her usual busy day in Hettinger. Saturday, Marci and Kylee Sandgren brought Mother Day dinner out for Thelma as she had other plans for Sunday. Sunday after church, Thelma Sandgren traveled to Lemmon and went out to dinner with Steve, Susie, Leslie and Rachel at the R Bar and then attended the Graduation reception at the Beeler Community center. Tiss Treib visited with Jim and Angie Spenny Tuesday on her way home. Tiss Treib had lunch with Laticia Scott in Hettinger Wednesday noon. Tiss Treib took her mother, Esther Johnson out to dinner for Mother’s Day Sunday. She also visited with Ethan and Katie Wiechmann, Christopher and Katie’s brother Kendall who was out for dinner. They then met up with Dorena, Ericka and Katie Wiechmann and Kari Hoff. Gary Johnson, Ben and Miles Wiechmann called on Tiss Treib Sunday evening. Lynn and Dorothy Frey and Marilyn Schwartzbauer of Bismarck and Rolland Frey of Mobridge attended the funeral of Ella Frey in Mobridge Saturday. Patsy Miller traveled to Bismarck Tuesday, she met up with Christi Miller and they spent the night in Bismarck returning home Wednesday. Jim and Patsy Miller visited with Violet Miller in Hettinger at the Nursing Home Thursday. Jim and Patsy Miller played pinochle at the Senior Center in Hettinger Friday. Jim and Patsy Miller, and Christi Miller took Violet Miller out to din-
Rosebud News ............By Tiss Treib
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ner in Hettinger for Mother’s Day. Jim and Patsy then spent the afternoon with Christi. Bridget and the boys went to Les and Sharon Longwoods on Thursday to help them brand. Friday, Bridget and boys traveled to Lemmon to pick up their bountiful basket. They also took Grandma Shirley Harris out for supper to Benny's that night. Saturday, Bridget and the boys traveled to Timber Lake for the day to help Chasity Bowling celebrate her recent college graduation and visited with Perry and Stacy Keller’s. Sunday, Bridget and the boys attended church services and Duane Harris was a dinner guest. LaVonne Foss took Shirley Johnson to Lemmon one day this past week. Shirley Johnson and LaVonne Foss went to church Sunday morning, then to Hettinger for Mother’s Day dinner. Thelma Sandgren was a Sunday evening coffee guest of Shirley Johnson. Tiss Treib called on Shirley Johnson several times this past week. Ella and Greta Anderson were Friday overnight guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Ethan and Isaac Anderson and Casey Humble were Friday supper guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Jozee Veal was a Friday evening guest of Jasmine Seim. Sarah Dreiske and family traveled to Estelline, SD Friday and attended the graduation of Brian Vohlken. The Vohlken’s are family friends. The Dreiske’s returned home Sunday. Helen Meink, Duane and Sue Meink, Tabbi and Paulo Mauri and Emily went out to Mother’s day dinner in Lemmon Sunday. Later they visited with Carole Preszler. Keith and Bev Hoffman spent a few days with Paul and Harmony Hoffman’s at Gleynden, MN.
Day County zoning board turns down farmer’s permit for barn
BY JEFF NATALIE-LEES jnatalie-lees@aberdeennews.com A farmer's request for a conditional use permit to build a finishing barn for 480-head of cattle was turned down Tuesday by the Day County Planning and Zoning Board.. Scott Shiley had planned to build the barn on land 14 miles southwest of Webster in York Township. The permit was for a Class D Confined Animal Feeding Operation which is necessary for herds of 50 to 499 cattle. The vote was two to two with one board member abstaining. Rick Tobin and Darrell Hildebrant voted in favor of the proposal while Linda Walters and Jim Thompkins voted against it. Gary Block abstained. The members of the planning and zoning board are the Day County Commissioners. Because there was no majority the permit could not be granted, said Dari Schlotte, Day County director of equalization and planning and zoning administrator. There were several citizens who spoke for and against the proposal at the hearing at the Day County Courthouse, Schlotte said. One neighbor who lived .8 miles away said he was against the facility being built because of air quality concerns, Schlotte said. Shiley had met the conditions for the permit including the onehalf mile setback from neighbors, he said. The main complaint seemed to be air quality, Schlotte said. This is the first time the planning and zoning board has considered a zoning request since standards went into place in 2010. AgUnited for South Dakota had encouraged farmers and ranchers in the Webster area to support Shiley's request. "Scott is a young farmer hoping to continue his family's 100-plus year tradition of farming in the area," AgUnited said in a news release.
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Requirements for successful shelterbelts
row and / or use herbicides to keep the site or strips for rows weed free. Limit spring tillage to a light disc or harrow to remove new annuals and save moisture. When designing and selecting species for shelterbelts, plan for 5 or more rows for primary protection from the north and west and 2-3 rows for secondary protection from the south and east. Include at least 1 row of evergreen species and at least 1 row of fast growing broadleaf species. Ensure that snow accumulation does not crush or break down leeward rows by planting tree and shrub species that are best suited for leeward rows. It is also important to select species that are adapted to our area and USDA Hardiness Zone. Good care and maintenance of your shelterbelt will result years of good service. Weed control and soil moisture retention are critical and related to long-term survival. Weeds can use most of the available moisture and greatly reduce tree seedling growth and survival. Mechanical weed control is very effective at bringing weed seeds to the soil surface for germination and controlling annual weeds. Several cultivations during the growing season are very important to decrease competition to the trees and shrubs. Care should be taken not to cultivate too deep as tree roots may be damaged. Perennial weeds should be sprayed with herbicides and allowed time to die before cultivation. The use of weed control fabric has become very common with shelterbelts in the last twenty years. It acts as a physical barrier to weed emergence, prevents sunlight from reaching germinating weed seeds and conserves moisture. It is important to either do tillage or mowing between the rows several times during the growing season. Otherwise, weeds can grow big with roots reaching underneath the fabric robbing moisture from the trees. Make plans to enlarge holes in the fabric around trees in 5+years and/or fabric removal after 10+ years. Herbicides can be used to effectively control problem weeds, especially perennials. Use of pre-emergent and post emergent herbicides along the edge of weed control fabric eliminates strips of weeds left from tillage and it is possible to eliminate weeds between trees and growing through the slits next to the trees. It is possible to control many annual weeds and save some moisture with pre-emergent herbicides without the use of weed control fabric in the rows of shelterbelts. A 4 foot wide band of herbicide is sprayed directly over the row after the killing frost in the autumn when trees are dormant. After 4-5 years and the trees are established and too big to spray over, use of pre-emergent herbicides can be stopped. Shelterbelts can be damaged by livestock and upland wildlife. Construction and maintenance of appropriate protective fence should be done as needed. In some situations the use of tree protectors and wildlife repellents may also be warranted. My sources for this news release were the Montana State Seedling Nursery and Natural Resources Conservation Service. If you would like more information about “Requirements for Successful Shelterbelts,” call Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605244-5222, Extension 4.
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By Robert Drown, Natural Resource Specialist There are several keys to successful shelterbelts. Select the right site and location to accomplish the intended purpose. Evaluate the soils map and slope conditions for site limitations. Design the orientation and length, so as to protect the intended area without causing problems in adjacent areas. The planned width between rows should be suitable for tree species and the equipment to be used for maintenance. Select species that are proven to do well on the soils, growth rates to provide protection soon enough, mature heights to protect a big enough area and longevity for dependability for the future. Make plans for long-term weed control by using mechanical methods, mulches and chemicals. Site preparation for shelterbelts is very important. The best time to begin weed control is prior to planting. Perform deep tillage 9”12” deep one year prior to planting to reduce weeds and bank soil moisture. Clean cultivate the entire site or 8’ – 10’ strips for each
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 16, 2013 • Page 7
Roads, bridges, law enforcement are major issues
continued from page 1 ing and widening of the road will make it safer, he said. He also urged everybody to be thinking about the design life and maintenance. Jim Lorenz, Lemmon, a guest in the room, offered, “We can’t just keep doing band aid fixes.” Still, Perkins County wants Mizera to go back to the drawing board and to bring something to them that would be less expensive. Commissioners also aren’t ready to make a decision about fixing the culvert on Golf Course Road, southwest of Bison in Bison Township. That project is eligible for the state’s 80% matching funds through the bridge replacement program and Buer wants to move forward with the bidding process “to take care of our liability, take care of our responsibility.” He wants that project kept separate from the bridge in the same township, which is not the county’s responsibility. Township members would rather that the county turn the responsibility and liability for the Golf Course Road culvert over to them and then help them to fix the deteriorating bridge on 178th Avenue. Ridge Veal, Bison Township, argued that there isn’t much traffic on the Golf Course Road and that a.) Highway 20 runs parallel to it, less than a mile to the north; and b.) nobody lives on the east side of that culvert. He would favor closing the road before spending a lot of taxpayer money to fix that culvert. He said that, so far, the structure has not been declared unsound and that it does have banisters. Veal says that to fix it on the state’s program would be the same as watching $200,000 of taxpayer money going up in smoke! He termed it “absurd.” Veal concluded, “I can’t see you putting a bridge out in the middle of nowhere and spending that amount of taxpayer money.” Commissioner Rusty Foster would sell that structure to the township, which may or may not completely erase county liability. Commissioner Willard Ottman had looked at both bridge sites since the board met last and he agreed with Veal that the 178th bridge is “a liability.” That road has no other access for the people that live on it and is a farm to market road, he said. Bison Township has been levying the maximum tax amount and has some money saved to fix the 178th Street bridge but it will take more than what they’ve got. Freshman Commissioner Brad Besler asked his peers if the county could “step up and help these guys.” That issue, too, has been postponed until the June 11 meeting, which will be held in Lemmon. Sheriff Kelly Serr approached the Commission with the draft of a service agreement for proposed county-wide law enforcement. The purpose of the merger is “to enhance the protection for the people of Perkins County,” according to Mike Schweitzer, chairman of the Perkins County Commission. The goal is to not have it cost Lemmon anymore than it currently does for their police department, a figure that will exceed $200,000 in 2014. For the remaining months in 2013, beginning June 1, the figure would be $121,314. Jim Stock, new to Lemmon’s city council isn’t convinced that is a fair figure. Currently, Bison contracts with the sheriff ’s department to police their streets for $1,000 per month. If Lemmon is three times larger, Stock said, they should only be paying three times as much as Bison does. He’s also worried about “community outreach – an Andy Griffith-type of thing.” And he questioned the need for three officers in Lemmon. Serr said that each officer has to have downtime and he touched briefly on the changing demographics within Lemmon (not all of which are good things) and the ripple effect that they create. Personally, Schweitzer favors county-wide law. “It’s definitely a win for everybody in the county,” he said. Foster isn’t convinced yet but Schweitzer told him, “We’re in the driver’s seat.” The agreement can be withdrawn at any time when any of the entities think it is not working. There is a public meeting scheduled in Lemmon on May 15. After that, if the Lemmon City Council approves the agreement, County Commissioners will hold a special teleconference on May 17 to make their decision. All three entities – the county, the city and law enforcement - have to be on board or there will be no agreement. Buer has asked for a resolution to start putting money into a capital acquisition fund to fix the Bixby Road. “We need to make a plan,” he said. “We’re going to need some money.” The state allows for counties to put up to $5 million into a special fund, over a sevenyear period, for major projects. “If we do this,” Foster asked, “where do we get the money for Railway Street?” Schweitzer answered, “I have no idea where all the money is going to come from. I think that both need to be done.” The Commission will consider a funding resolution when they meet in June. Director of Equalization Rownea Gerbracht was a spectator throughout last Tuesday’s long meeting. She reported that, after an 11-year battle, the Department of Revenue in Pierre has finally recognized, with a few changes, the Table I soil ratings that she proposed in 2002. Alan Voller, FSA, was the morning’s first visitor. He announced that he has already requested an emergency conservation program to get water to livestock but that funding could be an issue. “We’re hoping that it gets looked upon favorably,” he said. He shared a recent drought monitor map of the county and said, “We’re optimistic that things could get much better.” For a couple hours on Tuesday afternoon there was a steady stream of visitors as various entities brought in their budget requests for 2014. Among them were several fire departments, the Perkins County Fair Board and Conservation District, Bison Sr. Citizens and some of the courthouse office department heads. Most did not ask for increases above the current budget. Department heads are hoping for a 3 to 4% salary increase and have padded their budgets for a 10% increase in insurance rates. The requests will continue in Lemmon on June 11. (Correction to last month’s meeting. It was Chuck Anderson, not Dan, who was named to the Comprehensive Planning Board.) Judy and Chuck Lewis of Sturgis spent the weekend with Art and Marilyn Christman. Dorothy and Kathleen Carmichael, Iris Day, Marlene Holtguard and Jackie Van Vactor, Sylvia Wieshaar, Eldora Ogdahl visited with Bernie Rose this past week. Vonnie Foster took Bernie Rose out to dinner at Smoky’s for Mother’s Day Sunday. They then stopped at Bernie’s home in Meadow and Kristi Birkland and family and Rhonda Lensegrav stopped to visit. Bernie and Vonnie also stopped at the cemetery before returning to Lemmon. Fred and Bev Schopp attended the FFA Banquet in Lemmon
Meadow News .....By Tiss Treib
Thursday evening. Fred and Bev Schopp were among those who attended a supper in Lemmon Saturday evening in honor Katie Schopp for her graduation. Fred and Bev Schopp attended the Graduation ceremonies in Lemmon Sunday. Mary Ellen Fried and Violet Chapman accompanied Vera Wilson to Hettinger Wednesday. Mary Ellen Fried accompanied Greg and Peggy Fried to Hettinger to visit Audrey Lane for Mother’s Day supper. While in Hettinger, Mary Ellen and Greg visited at the home of Mike and Tara Fried and Camdyn. Duane Fried was also a visitor there.
The Prairie Doc Perspective
Scratching is the culprit
By Richard P. Holm M.D. It was a hot summer, many years ago, and the red-faced toddler was screaming bloody-murder. She was in to see the pediatrician I was following because of an intense rash occurring on her forearms, neck, and around her eyes. It was making the child miserable and appeared to be only worsened by her incessant scratching. I remember my teacher saying the words "eczema" and "atopic dermatitis," as I looked on at that uncomfortable child and sympathetically suffering mother. The term eczema is from the Greek "to boil over," and generally is a broad term to describe a dry, scaly, itchy, and red skin inflammation or dermatitis, the cause of which is often undefined. When eczema a broader term is more specifically called atopic dermatitis it usually starts in children under five and is something with which they will suffer all their lives. It is an allergy-type condition, which runs in families, often affects those troubled with asthma or hay fever, and can break-out over the wrists, in front of the elbows, around the eyes, on the neck, behind the knees, and on the ankles. Whether or not an allergy is identified, the primary cause of the rash lies with skin protein defects leading to dry skin, an itch, and then scratching. This results in inflammation, cracks in the skin, invasion of bacterial or fungal infection, more inflammation, which in turn intensifies the itching, causes more scratching, and thus a vicious cycle. Too often people worsen the inflammation with excessive scrubbing and cleansing, too-hot water, harsh soaps, and rubbing alcohol; or with creams and salves saturated with allergy triggering perfumes and chemicals. The treatment starts with cutting fingernails and providing something to control the itch; avoiding any trauma, perfumes, or toxins; gentle cleansing without soap or by using a body wash; turning off the inflammatory cycle with topical steroid creams or ointments and/or oral steroids; and after the shower capturing the moisture while restoring and protecting the skin with a barrier such as a ceramide cream (e.g. CeraVe.) Once the rash is controlled, allergy testing might be considered. Those years ago that red-faced toddler with atopic dermatitis was provided a similar treatment that proved very helpful. I remember when we saw the child back a few days later how the rash was almost gone, and how the child AND the mother were so relieved!
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Burkhalter and McKinstry break records as the Jr High Boys win at the LMC Track meet
The Cardinal track team traveled to Lemmon on Friday, May 10th to compete in the Little Moreau Conference Track Meet. It was a very windy day and running was tough. In spite of the wind some of our runners turned in record breaking performances. Josh McKinstry ran the Jr.High 110 meter hurdles in 15:72, shattering the old mark of 16:67 set in 2010 by Garrett Keegan of Durpree. Later in the day Daniel Burkhalter broke the LMC Jr. High mile record that was set back in 1962 (that's longer than coach has been alive). The old record was 4:54 set by someone named Marshall from Cheyenne Eagle Butte. Daniel's time was 4:53. The Jr. High track team ran well all day and came home with its second straight conference title. The team scored 140 points, topping 2nd place (Harding Co.)by 37. In addition to winning the 110 meter hurdles Josh also won the 200 hurdles, the triple jump and took 5th in the mile. Daniel won the mile, 800, 400 and took 3rd in the 100. Jimmy Brockel placed 3rd in the shot put and 4th in the disc. Joey Aukland placed 4th in the 200 and 6th in the mile. Jace Prelle finished 6th in the 100, 4th in the long jump, 7th in the 800 and some how missed the 200 completely. Matthew Johnson took 4th in the 800. Shane Collins turned in a good performance placing 4th in the 400 and 5th in the disc. Our relay team scored a lot of points as well. Tanner Cables, Ross Collins, Matt Johnson, Jake Kahler, Shane Collins and Jim Brockel all had a hand in that. On the Jr. High girls side, we only had 4 runners. They ran well and place in the 4x100, 4x200, and the Medley relay. Rebekah Burkhalter also placed 3rd in the mile run. Cole Buer had a good day for the Varsity boys. Cole struggled a little in the long jump, but still placed 3rd. He also placed 4th in the 100 and 6th in the high jump. Our lone Varsity girl runner was Sydney Senn and she ran a great mile and finished 3rd. Overall it was a great day for the Bison Cardinal track team. Next week is the Regional track meet and we have a number of runners who have a great chance to make it to the state meet in Sioux Falls. The dynamic duo of Daniel Burkhalter and Josh McKinstry
Jr. High boys track team back row: Coach Burkhalter, Jim Brockel, Ross collins, Josh McKinstry, Joey Aukland, Daniel Burkhalter, Assistant Coach Nathan Burkhalter. Front row: Jace Prelle, Shane collins, Jake Kahler, Matthew Johnson, Tanner Cables.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 16, 2013 • Page 9
Statewide reading challenge aims to curb summer learning loss
The South Dakota Department of Education is kicking off the Read South Dakota! Summer Reading Challenge, as schools are nearing the summer break. “Students who don’t practice reading during the summer months lose valuable skills and may start off the next school year below the level they were previously at,” said Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp. “It’s a phenomenon that we call ‘summer slide,’ and it is especially noticeable with our youngest readers.” According to Schopp, the Read South Dakota! Challenge is unique because it promotes the reading of engaging material at a skill level appropriate for each child, rather than focus on reading a certain number of books. By entering information about a child’s reading level and interests into an online tool called “Find a Book,” parents and librarians can help children create customized reading lists with challenging titles. Research shows that students who are reading at grade-level by the end of third grade are more likely to achieve future academic and career success, Schopp explained. The state Department of Education is focusing on helping young students reach that critical milestone, she said. To learn more about the Read South Dakota! Summer Reading Challenge and to access the “Find a Book” feature, visit doe.sd.gov and click on the Read SD! link at the top of the page. For more information about the department’s goals on college and career readiness for all students, visit doe.sd.gov/outcomes
Second graders were the lucky winners of breakfast
Bev Kopren's 2nd grade class enjoyed donuts and juice as a reward for winning this month's Boxtop contest at the school. The elementary collected a total of 1700 Boxtops, Campbell's Soup labels, and Our Family upc codes for the month of April. They all enjoyed Pajama Day, while the 2nd graders were the lucky winners of breakfast. Pictured are Allison Kahler, Axelynn Sacrison, Mary Carmichael, Dustin Wells, Kaia Day, Garrett Holzer, Alex Martinez, Caden Fisher. Not pictured Travis Storm.
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The Bison Kindergarten Class held it’s End of the Year Program
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The Bison Kindergarten Class held it’s End of the Year Program on Monday, May 13th, 2013. Joyce Aukland from the American Legion Auxiliary Post 255, was there to hand out American flags that the students earned by learning the Pledge of Allegiance. back row: Joyce Aukland, Jetta Hulm, Grace Juergens, Jacelyn Watson-Veal, Jozi Schuchard, Grace holzer, Jada peck. Front row: Kaden Glover, Colbin Seidel, Rylee Veal, Talon Lundberg, Josh Cook, Colt Kopren.
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Grassland drought persists, NRCS Conservation planning help available
In 2012, drought conditions impacted a majority of South Dakota (SD) grasslands. Many people felt the effects in the condition of grassland, livestock conditions, and in their agricultural operations. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Dakota (SD) developed and utilizes a tool to assess drought conditions using local precipitation data to model impacts to grazing lands production. The SD NRCS Drought Tool uses long-term (30-50 year) and shortterm precipitation including data from High Plains Regional Climate Center and the SD State University (SDSU) state climatologist. With our understanding of historic impacts to grassland condition and production, we get a clearer understanding of 2012 drought impacts on grassland. The following grassland drought status maps are created from the new NRCS SD Drought Tool. These maps are not intended to replace the ones available at the U.S. Drought Monitor Web site, but they do provide more detail by county and are specific to SD grazing lands. Understanding current drought conditions stirs difficult questions: • How is the 2012 drought impacting the 2013 growing season? • What will it take for grasslands to recover from drought? Our current grassland drought conditions reflect the effects of both precipitation and soil moisture deficits originating in 2012. Using current drought conditions in conjunction with historic average long-term data, we can project future grazing land production across SD. South Dakota grasslands typically reach peak production by early July. This data is used to predict the potential peak forage production. Parts of South Dakota grasslands are already experiencing drought in 2013. Even with aver“normal” precipitation age amounts coming at the right time, much of SD will continue to experience drought this year. Recovery from current drought conditions depends on soil moisture recharge, precipitation timing, and precipitation amounts. Moisture infiltration to the soil profile is needed to get out of the drought status. Unfortunately, high intensity, short-lived precipitation (intense spring thunderstorms) typically results in more runoff than infiltration. Having a healthy reserve and diversity of forage in pastures will enable optimal grassland infiltration by slowing runoff and maintaining a healthy soil structure that maximizes precipitation availability. The SD Drought Tool can calculate the monthly precipitation needed to recover from drought impacts using the critical precipitation months of April, May, and June. If you have your own precipitation records, they should be the best data source when using the SD Drought Tool.
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South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks creates more pheasant hunting opportunities in Western South Dakota
By Lura Roti, for South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Steam rises off their backs as the small flock of pheasants peck at the cracked corn strewn atop the snow. It's a crisp, cold March morning and John Kanta is waiting for just the right moment to drop the net. "This is the best time of year to trap pheasants because the birds are looking for feed," says the Regional Wildlife Manager with S.D. Game, Fish & Parks (GF&P). Kanta releases the net and together with the help of wildlife resource biologist, Kevin Hoffman, they carefully place the birds into traveling crates. The 61pheasants captured this morning within Huron's city limits will make the 360-mile trek across the state to their new home; a 6,000-acre parcel of land resting on the shores of the Cheyenne River and adjacent to Angostura Reservoir, known as the Hill Ranch Game Production Area (GPA). This pheasant release, Kanta explains, is part of an effort to increase pheasant hunting opportunities in the Western half of South Dakota. "South Dakota is a destination for pheasant hunting - we have the largest population of pheasants and we lead the charge for pheasant hunting in the U.S; however, when you look at pheasant hunting state-wide, Western South Dakota has far fewer pheasants than areas along the Missouri River and the eastern portion of the state," Kanta says. "We want to expand the pheasant hunting opportunities into Western South Dakota." Developing pheasant-friendly habitat is key to accomplishing this task explains Mike Kintigh, regional supervisor for South Dakota GF&P. "We can't just release a bunch of birds and expect them to thrive. First we have to develop the habitat, then we can introduce the pheasants," Kintigh says. "This way we create a sustainable system that is good for our state's wildlife and good for the hunters whose license dollars support these projects." When GF&P purchased the land in 2010, the Hill Ranch property had the potential to support a large pheasant population. Unfortunately, much of the open meadow land had been planted to alfalfa or hayed which resulted in the Fall River County land being unable to provide the nesting cover that the pheasants needed, explains Hoffmann. "Nesting cover is essential to pheasants because it protects them and their eggs from predators," Hoffmann says. Over the last three years, GF&P has worked to develop nesting cover by planting about 360 acres to a diversity of warm and cool season native grasses. Hoffmann explains that native grasses serve multiple purposes providing predator protection for chicks and hens as well as a yearround food source and vital thermal cover for the birds during the winter months. Because of its close proximity to two water sources, the department has been able to utilize irrigation to help establish the grasses in the midst of a drought. Along with nesting cover, the team also seeded 100 acres into food plots of millet, grain and forage sorghum. This will not only encourage the growing pheasant population, but also serve the existing populations of wild turkey, grouse, mule deer, whitetail deer and elk which thrive on the diverse landscape that includes wooded areas along with open meadows. "Because of the habitat diversity found on this land, this area offers a variety of hunting opportunities," says Hoffmann, adding that by the 2013 pheasant opener, hunters should notice a dramatic increase in pheasant numbers. The department plans to continue catching wild pheasants in areas where populations are high, but hunting isn't allowed - like within Huron city limits - and releasing them on the Hill Ranch property in 2014 and 2015 as well. Kanta says they release wild birds instead of pen-raised birds because their survival rates are greater. To learn more about hunting opportunities throughout South Dakota, visit gfp.sd.gov.
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Considerations when deciding on fungicide seed treatment
Fungicide seed treatments protect seedlings from both seedborne pathogens as well as soilborne pathogens, explains Emmanuel Byamukama, SDSU Extension Plant Pathologist. "Seed-borne pathogens can be those inhabiting the seed surface or those in the interior of the seed. Soil-borne pathogens survive in the soil and when they get in contact with the seed or seedling and the conditions are conducive, the infection process is initiated," Byamukama said. Fungicide seed treatment costs can be high, therefore Byamukama says the decision to treat should hinge on whether the additional yield resulting from the seed fungicide treatment has the potential to offset the cost of seed treatment. He encourages growers to consider the following scenarios when deciding whether or not to purchase a fungicide seed treatment: Is the crop for seed production? Since grain for seed attracts higher prices, it may be beneficial to consider seed treatment in addition to other factors below. What is the history of seedling diseases in your field? For example if a field is known to have high population of the soybean cyst nematode (SCN), then seed treatment with a nematicide may be an option. Preliminary data show that the response to nematicide seed treatment is greater when there is a high population of SCN in the soil. Is the crop following the same crop as last season? Survival of seedling pathogens may be higher in non-rotated fields. Is the crop being planted in tilled or no-till/minimum till field? No-till fields may have an increased risk of seedling diseases. What are the prevailing weather conditions? Wet and cool soils are favorable conditions for most seedling pathogens including Pythium spp. and Phytophthora spp. Cool soil conditions also reduce seedling growth rate, hence providing longer interaction time between the pathogen and the host. Time of planting. Planting early in spring when the soil temperature is likely to fluctuate towards freezing may increase the risk of seed/seedling infection. What is the germination rate for the seed lot? For low germination rates, seed treatment may ensure fair plant stand per acre. How much stand reduction is acceptable? Some crops like soybean and wheat have a great potential for yield compensation. Therefore slightly reduced plant stand is not going to significantly impact yield. What are the desired plant populations per acre? With increasing costs of seed, growers may be opting for lower plant population per acre therefore to avoid further loss of plants; a fungicide seed treatment may be used. Prices per bushel. Depending on the prices of grain, higher prices per bushel would indicate that fewer additional bushels are needed to offset seed treatment costs. Replanting because of stand establishment problems especially in wet spots. If replanting is considered, using fungicide treated seeds may increase chances of survival of replanted seed. "While it is challenging to predict or measure pre-planting pathogen intensity in the soil and accurately predict the weather conditions - soil temperature and moisture levels - before planting when seed treatments are applied, growers should consider the above enumerated factors to determine if fungicide seed treatment is warranted," Byamukama said. Byamukama says that avoiding unnecessary fungicide treatments not only saves growers unnecessary expenses but also prevents development of fungicide resistance and is benign to the environment. Increased yields are not guaranteed Research conducted at South Dakota State University on fungicide seed treatments in corn, spring wheat, winter wheat, and soybean over the last six years indicates inconsistent yield increase as a result of fungicide seed treatments. "For example 52 percent of soybean fungicide seed treatment trials had a yield difference between fungicide treated and non-treated seed of less than 3 bushels per acre," Byamukama said. Similarly, Byamukama says other research results from various studies in the Midwest indicated that the probability of breaking even depended on the environment and genetics of the cultivar used. "If the environment favored high disease pressure - wet and cool soil temperature - and the cultivar planted was susceptible, then seed treatment was beneficial" Byamukama said. "That's why it is important for growers to scout their fields and have an idea about the history of plant diseases in their fields." Products to consider If seed treatment is discerned to be the best way to go based on the above factors, there are a number of products registered for seed treatment for various crops. Byamukama says fungicide products that contain the active ingredients metalaxyl or mefenoxam are effective against Oomycetes e.g. Pythium and Phytophthora spp., while active ingredients like captan, carboxin, thiram, fludioxonil, and PCNB are effective against Rhizoctonia, Fusarium and Phomopsis. "Fungicide seed treatment will not compensate for bad seed, for example shriveled, mechanical damaged or impure seed. It should be noted also that fungicide seed treatments are effective for up to three weeks," Byamukama said. "Therefore, slowed seedling growth due to cool soil temperatures or favorable weather conditions for infection three weeks after planting may still pose a risk for potential seedling infections." When treating the seed and generally when working with pesticides, care should be taken before, during, and after seed treatment. "Questions that growers may have about how to handle left-over seed, treated seed spills, protecting birds and other wild life from treated seeds should be addressed," Byamukama said. He points growers to a guide published by the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and CropLife America (CLA); "The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship." This guide free and available online at www.seed-treatmentguide.com. To learn more, visit iGrow.org.
Maximize your harvest this season despite limited time, space and energy
by gardening expert Melinda Myers Increase your garden’s productivity even when space, time and energy are limited. Just follow these six simple planting, maintenance and harvesting techniques for a more bountiful harvest. Maximize your planting space with wide rows. Leave just enough room for plants to reach their maximum size. Make wide rows, 4 to 5 feet wide, so you can reach all plants for maintenance and harvest. Minimizing walkways means more planting space. Try interplanting. Grow short season crops like lettuce and radishes between long season crops like cabbage, tomatoes and peppers. The short season crops will be ready to harvest when the long season crops are reaching mature size. You’ll double your harvest and grow more vegetables, not weeds between your longer season plants. Grow more plants per row with succession planting. Start the season with cool season vegetables like lettuce and spinach. Once these are harvested and temperatures warm replace with beans and onions. Harvest these and plant a fall crop of radishes or lettuce. When you use these intensive planting techniques, be sure to incorporate a low nitrogen slow release fertilizer, like Milorganite, at the start of the season. Then add a mid-season nutrient boost if needed. The slow release nitrogen won’t burn even during the hot dry weather of summer. Plus, it won’t interfere with flowering or fruiting. Go vertical. Train vine crops up decorative or functional trellises and supports. You’ll not only save space, but you will also reduce disease problems and increase the harvest. Growing cucumbers and melons increase light penetration and air flow, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. Pole beans are much easier to harvest and produce an additional picking. Secure large fruited vegetables like melons to the trellis with a cloth sling. ited. A 5-gallon bucket or comparable size container is perfect for a tomato. Peppers and eggplants will thrive in a bit smaller pot. Grow vine crops in containers and allow them to crawl over the deck or patio instead of valuable gardening space. Mix flowers and herbs in with your vegetables. You’ll increase the beauty while adding additional fragrance to the pot. Harvest often and at the proper time. Zucchini and other summer squash should be picked when 6 to 8 inches long or in the case of patty pan squash it reaches 3 inches in diameter. The flavor is better than those baseball bat size zucchini and you’ll have plenty to eat and share. Harvest your head of cabbage when firm and full size. Leave the bottom leaves and roots intact. Soon you will have 4 or 5 smaller heads to harvest and enjoy. With a bit of planning and creativity you can find ways to increase the enjoyment and harvest in any size garden.
Be sure to plant vegetables in containers if in-ground space is lim-
Page 14 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 16, 2013 Grand River Roundup ............................................................... By Betty Olson
Well, same old story - hardly any moisture again this week. All the rain we got was a little drizzle while we branded Thursday. The 3 hundredths of an inch was just enough to get us damp, but didn’t do much good otherwise. Reub and I hauled some cows to the sale in Faith Monday and stayed to buy a bull at Wilkins’ bull sale that afternoon. The drought caused lower cattle prices across the board and they will probably continue to drop until we get some rain. We swung through Isabel on our way home to pick up at cake feeder for Reub’s Kabuta so he can keep the cows fed until we get some grass. While Reub was buying the cake feeder I went across the street to Sparky’s to visit with Sen. Maher about some Executive Board business and a raw milk issue. Ryan has been doing a lot of remodeling at the cafÈ and carpenters were putting in a new door on the south side of the building while I was there. He has remodeled the kitchen and just got new tables and booths for the cafÈ. Looks really nice! I planted the rest of my garden Tuesday. Everything is in the ground except the tomato and pepper plants that I don’t have yet. The ground is so dry that I water every day and the next day it’s bone dry again because there is no moisture in the soil at all. I’ve also been watering the rhubarb, horseradish, winter onions and asparagus and they are looking good in spite of the frosty nights. My apricot tree is covered with beautiful pink blossoms, but the possibility of fruit has been diminished by the frost. Jeremy Stadheim came down to help brand the first batch of calves on Wednesday. We had Ladies Aid at Slim Buttes Lutheran that afternoon so I didn’t help with that branding. Thursday Casey, Taz, Reub and I branded another bunch in that drizzle I told you about and we moved that bunch up into the west pasture. Only one more bunch to brand and I’ll miss that one too when I go to Pierre on Monday for an Executive Board meeting. I just hate to miss a branding. There was an old song about the ‘smell of burning hair’ that goes through my mind every year at branding time and I love moving cows horseback, even though my old knees protest for a couple days afterwards! More neighbors have been losing calves to coyotes. With fewer sheep in the area, coyotes have been regularly dining on veal instead of lamb. Casey has been doing what he can to control predators. Since last Sunday he’s killed six coyotes and a fox. Still no coons though! California Fish and Wildlife officers killed a mountain lion earlier this week after it attacked an off-duty park ranger and a dog in Redwood National Park. Quoting from the an article in the Times Standard ‘The park ranger, who wants to remain anonymous while he recovers emotionally, was fishing at Crescent Beach, located off Enderts Beach Road just south of Crescent City, Thursday night when he saw his dog being chased by an animal that he quickly identified as a mountain lion. The park ranger yelled at the lion as it approached him, struck it with his fishing pole and kicked it several times as it attacked. The lion swiped at the ranger, tearing the ranger's jeans, but didn't cause any bodily injury. The lion eventually ran off. The lion was spotted hiding in driftwood near the location of the original attack around 9 p.m., and was killed by fish and wildlife officers. The mountain lion was a sub-adult - a younger, not fully grown animal, but independent and no longer dependent on its mother.’ And stating the obvious, Redwood National and State Parks Public Information Officer Jeff Denny said. ‘The mountain lion was looking for food.’ Well, duh!! We just got word that a partial shipment of the Harding County History books will be here in time for graduation May 18th. Those of you who have ordered books and will be in Buffalo graduation day can pick your books up at the old school from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. For those of you who haven’t yet ordered the two volume set, you can still get your order in by sending a check to Alice Holcomb, 13699 Harding Road, Buffalo South Dakota, 57649. The cost is $80 for the two volume set if you plan to pick them up or $90 if you want them mailed to you. Make the check out to: Harding County History Book. I am so looking forward to getting my copies!! This is for those us who love the philosophy of ambiguity as well as the idiosyncrasies of English: •Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things. •If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes? •What if there were no hypothetical questions? •I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, ‘Where’s the self-help section?’ She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose. •Is there another word for synonym? •What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant? •Can vegetarians eat animal crackers? •Why to they put Braille on the drive-through bank machines? •How do they get deer to cross the road only at those yellow road signs? •One nice thing about egotists: they don’t talk about other people. •Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who let in the light!
Homemade Ice packs: 1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water, gets really cold, but never hardens so you can manipulate it. every athlete
Monday, May 6, 2013 7:00 p.m. City Hall
Bison Town Board
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Finance Officer Beth Hulm called the regular monthly meeting of the Bison Town Board to order on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Trustees Juell Chapman, Luke Clements, Matt Butsavage and David Kopren were present. Mike Lockert was absent. Others present: Robert Froning, Heath McKinstry and Gladys Jackson, press. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL.
ALL ACTION IN THE FOLLOWING MINUTES CARRIED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
REORGANIZATION: Oaths of Office – Kopren and Clements recited oaths to serve as trustees for one three-year term each, ending April 30, 2016. Hulm called for nominations for the office of president for the coming year. 037-2013 – Kopren moved, seconded by Clements to cast a unanimous ballot to re-elect Chapman. Carried. Chapman assumed his duties and called for nominations for vice chairman. Butsavage nominated Lockert and Chapman nominated Kopren. Voting was by secret ballot and Kopren was declared the winner. MINUTES: 038-2013 - Chapman moved, seconded by Kopren to approve the April 10, 2013 minutes as presented. Carried.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT: 0392013 – Butsavage moved, seconded by Kopren to approve the Financial Report as presented. Carried. The complete report is on file at City Hall.
will be done and a draft presented for consideration. Summer Swimming contract: Butsavage and Hulm reported on their visit to the April school board meeting to discuss the use of a school bus and driver for open swimming during the last half of July, which would replace a summer rec program. The school agreed to the request and will bill actual costs of fuel and the driver to the Town, less any services that the town could provide for them. Hulm will do further research and ask Attorney Bogue to draft a contract before the June 10 school board meeting. Dog Ordinance: A preliminary discussion was held regarding re-writing the current dog control and management ordinance. McKinstry will check into kennel costs. Canvassers’ signatures: Trustees who acted as the April Board of Canvassers signed a certified statement of the number of votes cast, the winners of the election and results of the ordinance that was voted upon. Easement: 040-2013 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to authorize Chairman Chapman and Hulm to sign the temporary right-of-way easement (before a notary), as prepared by Att’y. Bogue, allowing Trent Fink and Karin Vinkemulder to enter the easement property for the purpose of constructing, installing, operating, inspecting and maintaining an access route/driveway to their property on Kolbs Street and to send one copy to the property owners and to file one copy at City Hall. Carried. Brosz Engineering: Action to enter into an engineering contract with Brosz Engineering, Sturgis, to design an extension and correction to sewer lines in Kolbs 2nd Addition was postponed until Chapman can speak with engineer Jason Hanson. NEW BUSINESS Designations and Appointments: 041-2013 - Clements moved, seconded by Chapman to approve the following designations and appointments for 2013/2014: Official signatories: Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Town Board and the Finance Officer; Finance and Revenue Officer: Elizabeth Hulm; Street Superintendent and Water and Wastewater Superintendent: Heath McKinstry ; City Attorney: Eric Bogue; Fire chief: David Kopren; Depositories: Dacotah Bank, Bison and DPFCU, Bison; Official newspaper: The Bison Courier; Official Meeting time and place: First Monday after the first Thursday monthly at City Hall at 6:00 p.m. (Oct. – Mar.) and 7:00 p.m. (Apr. – Sept.); PCRW Board: Terry Haggart; NSDRLA: Richard Seidel; Bison Economic Development Board: Carolyn Hendricks with alternate Luke Clements; HUD Housing Board: Paul Adcock, Tim Gossman, Blane Chapman, Geraldine Peck, Virginia Green and town board representative Juell Chapman; Bison Public Library: Jeff Van Vactor, John Blosmo, Vi Leonard, Nina Loper, Angie Thompson and town board representative Luke Clements; Nuisance Committee: Luke Clements, Mike Lockert, Darla Moody. Advertise Hay Bids/Lease: There was discussion on grazing the acres at the airport vs. advertising for hay bids. 042-2013 – Kopren moved, seconded by Chapman to advertise airport hay bids for two tracts of land, to be opened and read at 7:45 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2013 at City Hall. Carried. Advertise Liquor license hearings: 043-2012 – Kopren moved, seconded by Butsavage to advertise a public liquor hearing for the Bison Commercial Club, allowing them to sell malt beverages during Gala Days on Main Street (June 21) and during the mud bog (June 22), west of the Fairgrounds, and
SUMMER JOB APPLICATIONS: There is only one application, so far, and it is for the summer swimming program and free time swimming chaperone. That position will not open until July. Therefore, the openings will continue to be advertised through May and hiring decisions made at the June 10 meeting. ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Heath McKinstry and the Town of Bison were recognized by South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources for meeting all safe drinking water requirements and for supplying safe drinking water to the public served by Bison.
DELEGATION: Robert Froning contested the recent handling of the nuisance ordinance. Chapman apologized and said that, in the future, the ordinance would be more closely followed.
STATUS REPORT: Trustees reviewed McKinstry’s written status report with him. That report is on file at City Hall. In addition, Trustees discussed several other issues. 1.) McKinstry was asked to work on Penor Street, immediately north of the school parking lot before graduation on May 18. 2.) There is oil seeping through the new chip seal on West Carr St. 3.) There has been a request from Brian Wells to put curb and gutter in front of his insurance agency on West Main. Trustees prefer for him to wait until after the storm sewer is in. 4.) There is a need for blocks and a railing on the north end at the dump grounds.
to set the hearing for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2013 at City Hall. Carried. 044-2013 - Chapman moved, seconded by Kopren to advertise a public liquor hearing for the Bison Volunteer Fire Dept. to sell malt beverages at Lions Club Park on Saturday, June 22 during Gala Days and to schedule the hearing for 7:35 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at City Hall. Carried. 045-2013 – Motion by Chapman, seconded by Clements to advertise a public liquor hearing for the Perkins County Fairgrounds, allowing them to sell malt beverages during Gala Days (June 22) and also during the Perkins County Fair (Aug. 16-18) and to schedule the hearing for 7:40 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at City Hall. Carried. Alcohol consumption for Summer Softball program: 046-2013 – Motion by Chapman, seconded by Kopren to allow alcohol consumption at Lions Club Park during adult summer softball games, every Wednesday, beginning immediately through August 28, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. – midnight. Roll Call vote: Chapman, aye; Clements, aye; Butsavage, nay; Kopren, aye. Motion carried 3-1. Culvert on White Street: Trustees reviewed the culvert policy, adopted on June 8, 2009, and agreed that it needs some revisions. Potholes: Butsavage discussed needing procedures for filling potholes and the necessity of taking care of potholes in the streets before Gala Days in mid June. McKinstry has already begun that project. Ordinances: Butsavage has reviewed the ordinance book and discussed a need to clean up outdated and obsolete ordinances. Hulm will research the proper procedure to be followed. Super AWOS Maintenance/Upkeep: A letter from John Becker, DOT-aeronautics, was reviewed concerning certification, satellite monitoring, battery replacement and weather reporting of the AWOS system at the airport. The information will be reviewed and discussed further at the June 10 meeting. Community Facility loans: It was the general consensus that information, sent by Denise Livingston, won’t work for The Town of Bison. Act of Terror Exclusion: 047-2013 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to authorize Chairman Chapman to sign a terrorism exclusion form for Dacotah Insurance rejecting terrorism insurance for Bison Municipal Airport. Carried. Annual Meeting Delegate: Clements was appointed to be the Town’s voting delegate at the upcoming Grand Electric Annual Meeting. Chapman was selected as alternate.
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sprayer would park his plane and aircraft-related equipment, consistent with the lease agreements that other pilots have for their hangars. Carried. 2.) Clements discussed the high cost of materials for under playground equipment at the park. 3.) Hulm was given permission to attend the annual Human Resource School and Finance Officer School in Pierre in June. 4.) There are still utility lines in the Town’s right-of-way for West White Street.
CLAIMS: The following claims were presented and approved for payment. April payroll by dept –Fin. Admin., $771.00; Streets, $1,033.98; Airport, $25.03; Parks & Rec., $163.83; Library, $771.54; Liquor, $4,802.87; Water, $745.01; Sewer, $625.80; Solid Waste, $1,672.77. Total FICA, $2,171.59; Health Ins, $500; SDRS, $642.48; Supp. Retirement, $35; 701 Foods, supp., $316; A-1 Sewer and Drain, prof. fees, $13,696. 13,696.36; Banyon Data, prof fees, $1,590; Bison Courier, publishing, $287.90; Bison Food, supp, $17.58; Bison Grain Co., supp, $718.02; Bison Imp, repairs/supp, $226.54; Brosz Eng., prof. fees, $2,400; Coca Cola, supp., $365.15; Current Connection, supp., $145.88; Dacotah Ins., airport, $1,480; Dakota Feed, supp., $251.89; DPFCU, util/supp/equip/postage,
$2,563.70; Dakota Supply, equip., $215.74; Dept. of Rev., sales tax, $1,584.28; G&O, supp., $4.15; Grand Electric, util, $2,856.91; HD Supply, repairs/maint., $106.06; Hettinger Candy, supp., $1,327.48; Jerome Bev., beer, $3,289.30; Johnson Bros., on/off /supp, $1,268.49; NW Bev., beer, $6,516; NWSDRLA, prof. fees, $2,314.50; Pepsi, supp., $453.45; PCRWS, water/prof fees, $3,294.70; Perkins County Sheriff, prof. fees, $3,000; Republic, on/off sale, $1,712.51; S&S, supp, $1,231; SD Lottery, $1,567.65; Servall, prof. fees, $182.74; Warne Chem., suppl, $1,157.50; WRCTC, util., $272.74. ADJOURNMENT: Chairman Chapman adjourned the meeting at 9:15 p.m.
NEXT MEETINGS: The next regular meeting is Monday, June 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. ATTEST: APPROVED:
Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer Juell Chapman, Chairman [Published May 16, 2013 at a approximate cost of $118.27.]
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA IN CIRCUIT COURT ) :SS )
Section 29: Lot 4 of the Brodie Addition to Perkins County, South Dakota located in the SW1/4 as shown on Plat in Book 6, page 43;
COUNTY OF PERKINS FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DACOTAH BANK,
Court File No. 12-36 Plaintiff, vs.
Section 32: NE1/4; N1/2NW1/4 less Lot H-1 and less Lots 1-16 of Brodie’s 2nd Addition to Perkins County, South Dakota located in the NW1/4 as shown on Plat in Book 6, page 42 and Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 of Brodie’s 2nd Addition to Perkins County, South Dakota located in the NW1/4 as shown on Plat in Book 6, page 42; and
Lot 1 in Block 21 of Wise’s Addition to the City of Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, as shown on the plat filed in Plat Book 30, Page 13. The total amount claimed due under said mortgage as set forth in the Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure filed 23rd day of January, 2013, is the sum of Four Hundred Eleven Thousand, Three Hundred Twenty-one and 12/100 Dollars ($411,321.12).
CORRESPONDENCE: 1.) Bison Economic Development has Bob Hanson’s house confirmed for the “Paint South Dakota” program. It was one of only 27 houses selected for the statewide program. 2.) Chapman shared information from “South Dakota Magazine” about a potential story about Bison. 3.) Chapman also shared his conversation with a mobile home dealer about possible office space for City Hall and funding sources available through Rural Development. 4.) Trustees are in receipt of Bison Public Library’s 2012 Annual Report, which will be kept on file. 5.) SDML Workman’s Comp is hosting a series of workshops in Sturgis and Spearfish in mid-May. OPEN FORUM: 1.) 048-2013 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren that, in preparation for a new aerial sprayer using the airport, McKinstry should obtain quotes on a meter for metering bulk water in a substitute location, draw up a contracts with the sprayer for air gas purchases and for leasing parking space on which the
LEON BRODIE, EDITH BRODIE, EXPRESS COLLECTIONS INC., GREAT WESTERN BANK, HAMMERQUIST ENTERPRISES INC., D/B/A H&H HEATING, WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS INC., BLACK HILLS BADLANDS AND LAKES ASSO., PENNINGTON COUNTY, PERKINS COUNTY; NOTICE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Defendants.
The mortgage foreclosure sale of the property to the highest bidder for cash will be conducted by the Sheriff of Perkins County or one of his deputies at the front door of the Perkins County Courthouse, Bison, South Dakota, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. on May 24, 2013. This property will be sold subject to the payment of unpaid real estate taxes and is sold subject to the right of redemption as provided by law. Dated this 29th day of April, 2013. /s/ Kelly Serr Sheriff of Perkins County, South Dakota
UNFINISHED BUSINESS Sump Pump ordinance: It’s the general consensus of the board that a written ordinance is needed. More research
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure entered on the 23rd day of January, 2013, the undersigned or his deputy will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the following described real estate situated in Perkins County and Pennington County, South Dakota, to wit: Township 23 North, Range 16 East, BHM, Perkins County, South Dakota:
Notice of Real Estate Mortgage Foreclosure Sale, Dacotah Bank v. Leon Brodie, Civ. 12-36
[Published May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $128.90.]
Date: May 7, 2013 Present: Commissioners Schweitzer, Henderson, Ottman, Besler & Foster, Finance Officer Chapman Others Present: Rownea Gerbracht, Tracy Buer, Kelly Serr, Alan Voller, Garrett Schweitzer, Craig Mizera, Chuck Christman, Jill Anderson, Ed Gold, James Stock, Jim Lorenz, Bob Parker, Renita VanVactor, Ridge Veal, Allan Palmer, Max Matthews, Greg Fried, Susan Anderson, Bernice Kari, Barb Verhulst, Beth Hulm, press Call to Order Chairman Schweitzer called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Approval of Agenda Henderson moved, Besler seconded to make the following additions to the agenda: WIC Contract and SDSU Memorandum of Understanding, motion carried. Ottman moved, Foster seconded to approve the agenda following the additions, motion carried. Approval of Minutes Ottman moved, Foster seconded to approve the minutes of the April 9th County Board of Equalization Meeting, motion carried. Foster moved, Henderson seconded to approve the minutes of the Perkins County Commission Special Meeting on April 18th following correction; Chuck Anderson should have been listed rather than Dan Anderson on the Perkins County Comprehensive Planning Board, motion carried. Emergency Conservation Program Alan Voller was present to inform the Commission that he had made application for the Emergency Conservation Program for livestock water. He will keep the Commission apprised of the situation. Township Bonds Approval Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to approve the following Township Bonds: Clerk & Treasurer: Lodgepole, Vail, Liberty, Viking, Foster, Trail, Scotch Cap, Cash, Moreau, DeWitt, Englewood, Flat Creek, Fredlund, Lincoln, Chaudoin, Wells; Clerk/Treasurer: Barrett, Duell, Hall, Marshfield, Wilson, Ada, Plateau, Vrooman, Lone Tree; Beck-Highland Treasurer, motion carried. Monthly Reports •Finance Officers Account with the Deputy Finance Officer - To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners Perkins County: I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the Deputy Finance Officer of this County as of April 30, 2013, Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer, Perkins County. Total amount of deposits in banks $19,101.96, total amount of actual cash $150.69; Insured Money Market $2,600,545.69; Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union membership fee $10.04; Certificates of Deposit $495,531.04; South Dakota FIT $101,495.23; Total $3,216,834.65. The total represents state, county, schools, cities and township funds, which will
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be transferred to each entity of government after being apportioned. •Sheriff ’s Fees in the amount of $391.58 were reviewed. •Register of Deed’s fees in the amount of $3360.10 were reviewed. •Sheriff car logs were reviewed. •Motor Vehicle fees for the month of April were reviewed. •Longevity increases of 10¢ will be realized by the following: D Aukland May 26, R Gerbracht, May 28, P Clark, June 2; Tracy Buer, June 9. •Highway Superintendent Monthly Maintenance & Project Report was reviewed.
the decision on the bridge projects until the June 11th Commission Meeting, motion carried. •Superintendent Buer requested a Capitol Accumulation Resolution to put aside for the Bixby Road. A resolution will be drawn up to be presented at the June meeting. •The Commission instructed Buer to obtain costs on grinding Theatre Road and bring those estimates to the regular meeting in Lemmon on June 11th. Technology Grant South Dakota BIT sent out information on a grant program to update our technology. The grant may help with Cyber Security Assistance, Technology Planning and Improving Address Files. Foster moved, Besler seconded to allow the department heads to apply for the technology grant from State of South Dakota BIT, motion carried. The Commission has been researching improving technology for their Commission Meetings. Research has been done on obtaining notebooks to be used during the meetings which contain all the information used during the meeting to cut down on printing costs. Besler moved, Henderson seconded to proceed with the purchase of five notebooks and a laptop computer from Current Connection, motion carried. Cancellation of Uncollectible Liens Ottman moved, Besler seconded to cancel the following liens which have been deemed uncollectible due to death with no estate or incarceration: $6,379.99 in Medical Liens and $39,689.18 in Court Appointed Attorney Liens, motion carried. SDSU Memorandum of Understanding Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to authorize Chairman Schweitzer as signatory on the SDSU Memorandum of Understanding, motion carried. WIC Contract Perkins County received the 2014 WIC Contract from the SD Department of Health. Ottman moved, Foster seconded to authorize Chairman Schweitzer as signatory on the 2014 WIC Contract, motion carried. New Employee Rebekah Diehl has been hired to fill the position of secretary for the State’s Attorney Office and the 4-H Office. Her wage will be the starting base wage of $11.72 per hour. Abatement Request An application for abatement was received from Lyndsey Wheeler on Wheeler Addition Lots 6 & 7. The house had been removed from the lots the first part of July, 2012 and the request was for 80% of the second half taxes ($1051.42). Henderson moved, Besler seconded to approve the abatement request from Lyndsey Wheeler on Wheeler Addition Lot 6 & 7 in the amount of $1051.42, motion carried. Courthouse Landscaping/Budget Jackie VanVactor met with the Commission concerning her budget and the landscaping needs. Jackie requested a new tractor/mower/snow-blower in 2014. Discussion was held on the possibility of removing the overgrown juniper bushes on the west side of the
courthouse. Foster moved, Ottman seconded to remove the juniper bushes; roll call vote: Besler aye, Foster aye, Henderson nay, Ottman aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. Budget •Bob Parker was present on behalf of the Lodgepole Fire Department to thank them for their subsidy and to request the same $4000 for 2014. •Max Matthews was present to request funding for 2014 in the amount of $17,500 for the Perkins County Fair Board. This request is the same as 2013. •Susan Anderson and Greg Fried were present representing Perkins County Conservation District to request $25,000 for 2014. They have not had an increase in their request since 2003. •Bernice Kari was present to request $1250 for the Bison Senior Citizens for 2014, which is the same as 2013. •Barb Verhulst met with the Commission on behalf of the Sorum Fire Department and requested $5000 for the 2014 budget. •Rownea Gerbracht, Director of Equalization, presented her budget request. •Darlene Lockert, Register of Deeds, presented her budget request. •Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer, presented her budget request. Claims The following claims were presented and approved for payment: April payroll: 67,514.14; IRS, fica, 4,185.89; SD Retirement, retirement, 4,144.81; Delta Dental, insurance, 893.90; Lincoln Mutual, insurance, 132.48; SDSDBF, insurance, 17,313.40; A&B Business, supplies, 278.21; Adams ISC, repairs, 217.71; Allied Manufacturing, repairs, 42.43; Denise Andahl, ct reporting, 69.50; Apple Time, supplies, 222.81; Bison Food, supplies, 11.93; Bison Implement, repairs/suppl, 1,099.02; Butler Machinery, repairs, 332.45; Chapman’s Electronics, repairs, 3,040.35; Clean Sweep Vacuum, supplies, 28.97; Country Media, publishing, 540.45; Current Connection, repairs/suppl, 698.77; Dakota Business, supplies, 140.57; Dakota Fluid, repairs, 228.17; Datamaxx Applied, re-
General Surplus Analysis Report General Fund Surplus Analysis Report dated March 31, 2013 shows an unassigned cash balance of $450,880.95. Correspondence •A letter was received from the SDACC Board of Directors concerning the appointment of a Commissioner or other representative to attend the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee meeting to be held during the annual Spring Workshop and Annual Convention. Schweitzer appointed Willard Ottman as Representative from Perkins County. •A raffle notification letter was received from the Bison History Day Committee. They will be selling tickets for quilts with proceeds from the raffle going to help send the Regional Champions to the National Competition in Washington DC. Railway Street City of Lemmon representative Garrett Schweitzer was present to visit with the Commission concerning the Lemmon Area Roadway Proposed Reconstruct – Phase I. Others present to address the project from the City of Lemmon were Jill Anderson, Jim Lorenz, James Stock and Ed Gold, Engineer Craig Mizera and Adams County Representative Chuck Christman. Discussion was held on different options for repairing the road. The Commission would like to have 2 or 3 different options to review prior to committing to the project. Law Enforcement Contract Sheriff Serr was present to bring the Commission up to date on the proposed Law Enforcement Services Agreement with the City of Lemmon. James Stock and Ed Gold were present to ask questions concerning the proposed contract. Sheriff Serr wondered if the Commission could possibly have a special teleconference meeting on May 17th since the City of Lemmon will be meeting on May 15th. Ottman moved, Besler seconded to set a special teleconference meeting on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm, motion carried. Tracy Buer •Discussion was held on whether to continue with the Bridge Project on the Golf Course Road. Since the road is a Federal Aid System road there will be an 80/20 cost share on the bridge project. Bison Township would like to close the Golf Course Road and does not want to see the County put any money into the bridge. •Ridge Veal and Allen Palmer were present to discuss whether the County would help with the repair of the Besler bridge on 178th Avenue. moved, Foster seconded to postpone
pairs, 1,116.00; EMC Insurance, insurance, 188.00; Evergreen Supply, supplies, 505.78; Lemmon Area Medical, blood testing, 100.00; G&O Paper, supplies, 344.65; Galls, LLC, equipment, 212.98; Godfrey Brake Service, repairs, 236.54; Grand Electric, utilities, 1,199.14; Iseburg Funeral Chapels, indigent burial, 1,525.00; J Kruger, travel, 113.96; Lemmon EMT, mileage, 838.62; Lemmon Grandstand, subsidy, 2,500.00; Lemmon Jr Livestock, subsidy, 3,500.00; Lodgepole Fire Dept, subsidy, 6,470.00; Lodgepole Propane, utilities, 828.28; Lycox Enterprises, repairs, 200.44; Lyle Signs, supplies, 107.26; Matheson Tri-Gas, supplies, 1.34; Meade County Auditor, jail board, 1,430.00; Napa Auto, repairs, 20.87; Neve’s Uniforms, supplies, 151.75; NW Farm & Home Supply, supplies, 322.47; S Penfield, rent, 400.00; Perkins County Ambulance, travel, 299.68; PharmChem, drug testing, 63.00; Post Office, box rent, 46.00; Prairie City Fire Dept, subsidy, 4,000.00; Prairie Community Health, prof fees, 250.00; Print Shop, supplies, 408.00; R Bar, meals, 110.11; SBM, maintenance, 27.24; K Schumacher, mileage, 33.30; SD Dept of Health, blood testing, 202.00; SD DOT, contracts, 7,269.59; SD Human, patient care, 473.52; SDAAO, registration, 56.00; State Animal Damage Control, pred animal, 6,044.39; Southwest Grain, utilities, 1,440.00; Town of Bison, utilities, 189.72; Verizon Wireless, utilities, 120.03; VISA, travel, 96.32; West Group, law books, 752.09; Adjournment Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to adjourn the meeting at 2:30 pm. The next regular meeting of the Perkins County Commission will be held on June 11, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Dakota Lodge in Lemmon. ATTEST: APPROVED: Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Mike Schweitzer, Chairman [Published May 16, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $128.34.]
The Board of Trustees for the Town of Bison, South Dakota, has scheduled a public hearing on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Bison Town Hall. At said time and place the board will consider the application of the Bison Commercial Club for a special malt beverage license on Main Street on Friday, June 21, 2013, beginning at 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. on June 22, 2013 and during the Mud Bog, west of the fairgrounds, on Saturday, June 22, 2013from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All objections thereto prior to final decisions. ATTEST: Elizabeth Hulm Finance Officer
NOTICE OF NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PUBLIC HEARING SPECIAL MALT SPECIAL MALT BEVERAGE BEVERAGE LICENSE LICENSE
The Board of Trustees for the Town of Bison, South Dakota, has scheduled a public hearing on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 7:35 p.m. at Bison Town Hall. At said time and place the board will consider the application of the Bison Volunteer Fire Department for a special malt beverage license at Lions Club Park on Saturday, June 22, 2013, beginning at 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. on June 23, 2013. All objections thereto prior to final decisions. ATTEST: Elizabeth Hulm Finance Officer
Published May 16 & May 23, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $18.20.]
[Published May 16 & May 23, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $16.26.]
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 16, 2013 • Page 17
69108
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
STATE FARM LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: One State Farm Plaza Bloomington, IL 61710-0001 Mail Address: One State Farm Plaza Bloomington, IL 61710-0001 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40,972,521,283 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,583,489,920 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . 4,986,239,285 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Policy Loans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,087,328,452 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . 1,092,867,665 Deferred and Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 53,667,468 Investment Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . 561,750,810 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,527,528,517 TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . $56,865,393,399 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Life Policies & Contracts . . . . . . $36,514,400,036 Reserve for Accident & Health Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Policy and Contract Claims Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205,668,851 Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 General Expenses Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . 675,415,366 Taxes, Licenses & Fees Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32,503,480 Federal Income Taxes Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . 151,918,973 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . 11,747,244,908 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . $49,327,151,641 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0 Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 21,846,419 Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . 7,513,395,366 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,538,241,785 TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56,865,393,399 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Received. . . . . . . . $17,669,457 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,440,903 Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,675,358 Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . 2,819,306,379 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the State Farm Life Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Illinois, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 1-20-21 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. Variable Life in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance
Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . 522,027,601 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,729,733,882 TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . 114,933,159,164 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses. . . . . . . . . . . 19,088,661,613 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . 6,927,759,630 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . 5,110,994,168 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . 155,786,691 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Unearned Premiums. . . . . . . . . . . 9,926,965,056 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,481,089,384 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . 49,691,256,542 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . 45,292,909,547 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 10,000,000 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . 19,938,993,075 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . 65,241,902,622 TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114,933,159,164 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . 78,471,661 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . 76,116,751 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52,283,214 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . 52,053,985 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., a Corporation organized under the Laws of Illinois, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 2-4-6-7-8-9-10 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance
Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 110,550,000 Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . . 162,636,237 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . $306,186,237 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,597,488,459 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . $2,710,704 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203,418 Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109,664 Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . . 14,120,381 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the State Life Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Indiana, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 1-2 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance
do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 1-2 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance
18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 23A. Travel, Accident & Baggage in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance
10909
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
SUN SURETY INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: 21 Main Street Rapid City, SD 57701 Mail Address: PO Box 2373 Rapid City, SD 57709 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,685,192 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,109,838 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . . 1,300,868 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . 7,820,747 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24,567 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,143,372 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,820,747 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . . 15,044 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . . . 42,000 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78,740 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,387 All Other Liabilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,970,918 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500,225 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . 1,071,450 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . . 3,600,779 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,172,454 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,143,372 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . 148,054 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . 147,956 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000 Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Sun Surety Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of South Dakota, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 11-23C 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 23C. Bail Bonds in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance
10952
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
STONEBRIDGE CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: 4333 Edgewood Road NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52499 Mail Address: 4333 Edgewood Road NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52499 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234,126,428 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . . 26,941,652 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . 4,650,024 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,328,657 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,270,239 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304,317,000 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53,212,230 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . . 3,202,183 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . 727,056 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 2,914,684 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,127,451 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33,012,092 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104,468,759 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 198,664,455 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 8,724,386 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 67,217,108 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 29,711,051 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105,652,545 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,317,000 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . 756,935 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . 540,037 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217,909 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191,965 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Ohio, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,18,23A 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail
89184
FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
STERLING INVESTORS LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: 210 E. 2nd Ave., Suite 105 Rome GA 30161 Mail Address: 8545 126th Ave N., Suite 200 Largo, FL 33773 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,038,179 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . 650,000 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Policy Loans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,623 Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . . 4,775,188 Deferred and Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . 33,829 Investment Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,188 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,463,557 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,088,564 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Life Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . . . . $1,691,447 Reserve for Accident & Health Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,062,467 Policy and Contract Claims Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,737 Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . . . 465,489 General Expenses Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319,036 Taxes, Licenses & Fees Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179,800 Federal Income Taxes Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,177,862 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,908,838 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . $645,973 Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 10,688,000 Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . . . (7,654,247) Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,179,726 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,088,564 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . . . $264,088 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174,064 Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173,182 Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67,103 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Sterling Investors Life Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Georgia, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws,
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FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
STATE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: One American Square Indianapolis, IN 46206 Mail Address: PO Box 368 Indianapolis, IN 46206-0368 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,082,982,907 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,438,760 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . 294,378,495 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Policy Loans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,389,655 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . . 80,239,410 Deferred and Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 12,775,469 Investment Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 48,954,277 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32,329,486 TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,597,488,459 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Life Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . $3,875,867,098 Reserve for Accident & Health Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392,305 Policy and Contract Claims Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,734,183 Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 General Expenses Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Taxes, Licenses & Fees Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,834,677 Federal Income Taxes Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,325,787 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402,148,172 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . $4,291,302,222 Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . $30,000,000 Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000,000 Gross Paid In and
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FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE CO.
Home Office Address: One State Farm Plaza D-2 Bloomington, IL 61710-0001 Mail Address: One State Farm Plaza D-2 Bloomington, IL 61710-0001 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42,212,617,450 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61,138,070,822 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,154,513 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . 1,144,611,535 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . 297,976,611 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . 4,880,966,750 Interest, Dividends and
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FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
SYMETRA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: 777 108th Ave., NE Suite 1200 Continued on next page
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Continued from previous page Bellevue, WA 98004 Mail Address: PO Box 34403 Seattle, WA 98124-1403 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,130,186,737 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 691,288,419 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . 2,886,893,665 Real Estate Owned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,670,000 Policy Loans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67,140,389 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . . 27,931,063 Deferred and Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 67,800,453 Investment Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . 230,896,033 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,364,038,376 TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . $25,467,845,135 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Life Policies & Contracts . . . . . . $15,770,255,239 Reserve for Accident & Health Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,145,836 Policy and Contract Claims Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,742,809 Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . 142,968,650 General Expenses Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32,613,120 Taxes, Licenses & Fees Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,174,650 Federal Income Taxes Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,576,325,518 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . $23,555,225,822 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0 Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 645,323,888 Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . 1,262,295,425 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,912,619,313 TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,467,845,135 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . $7,372,170 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,596,077 Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284,235 Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . 152,468,112 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Symetra Life Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Washington, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 1-2-20-21 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. Variable Life in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses 18,301,736 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 1,313,461 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,943,772 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68,274,554 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,281,462 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 184,026,122 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 22,241,022 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 106,238,676 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131,479,698 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315,505,820 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 1,654,780 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 1,612,211 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 883,705 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,106,257 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Teachers Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Illinois, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . $6,309,901 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,486,128 Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,655,370 Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . . 27,604,696 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Time Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Wisconsin, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 1-2 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 Health Fire & Allied Lines Inland & Ocean Marine Workmen’s Compensation Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. Variable Life in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
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Home Office Address: #1 Horace Mann Plaza Springfield, IL 62715-0001 Mail Address: #1 Horace Mann Plaza Springfield, IL 62715-0001 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270,869,843 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,328,611 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . (10,208,868) Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 28,155,966 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,456,051 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,904,217 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315,505,820 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76,911,137
TEACHERS INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: 501 West Michigan Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53203 Mail Address: P.O. Box 3050 Milwaukee, WI 53201 ASSETS Bonds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $436,075,119 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,559,269 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate. . . . . 81,417,436 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,950,388 Policy Loans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,930 Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . (21,994,395) Deferred and Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . 6,740,292 Investment Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,982,434 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94,551,212 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $645,369,685 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Life Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . . . . $1,169,615 Reserve for Accident & Health Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . 63,604,369 Policy and Contract Claims Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911,544 Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . 172,854,272 General Expenses Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,713,663 Taxes, Licenses & Fees Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,772,599 Federal Income Taxes Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153,591,685 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . $439,617,747 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0 Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500,00 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 413,201,495 Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . (209,949,557) Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . $205,751,938 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 645,369,685
TIME INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: 4333 Edgewood Road NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52499-3210 Mail Address: 4333 Edgewood Road NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52499-3210 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,413,205,971 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13,258,671 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . 544,543,904 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Policy Loans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,041,054 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . 587,425,617 Deferred and Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 11,297,160 Investment Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,583,970 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,241,377,440 TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . $26,958,733,787 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Life Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . $7,527,334,159 Reserve for Accident & Health Policies. . . . . . . . . . . . 125,545,543 Policy and Contract Claims Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,946,148 Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . 11,356,147 General Expenses Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361,090 Taxes, Licenses & Fees Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33,603,314 Federal Income Taxes Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37,506,598 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . 18,371,065,590 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . $26,122,718,589 Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . $156,660,463 Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 849,459,578 Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . (172,604,843) Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . $836,015,198 TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,958,733,787 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . $1,037,093 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,554,945 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Transamerica Financial Life Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of New York, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 1-2-20-21 1. Life
TRANSAMERICA FINANCIAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: 4333 Edgewood Rd. NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52499 Mail Address: 4333 Edgewood Rd. NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52499 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36,721,992,151 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,777,084,518 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . 5,756,749,136 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83,053,677 Policy Loans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 708,794,381 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . 4,386,102,048 Deferred and Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . 125,291,288 Investment Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . 465,779,351 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55,472,404,411 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . $105,497,250,961 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Life Policies & Contracts . . . . . . $30,710,366,812 Reserve for Accident & Health Policies . . . . . . . . . . 3,678,436,128 Policy and Contract Claims Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238,727,594 Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . 169,216,802 General Expenses Due or Accrued. . . . . . . . . . . . . 132,853,738 Taxes, Licenses & Fees Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,015,830 Federal Income Taxes Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,703,503 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . 65,044,367,540 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . $100,026,687,947 Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . $92,000,000 Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,358,440 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . 3,346,065,350 Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . 2,024,139,224 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,470,563,014 TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105,497,250,961 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Received. . . . . . . . $27,652,612 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,069,452 Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,640,359 Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . 2,513,108,214 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the TransAmerica Life Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Iowa, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 1-2-20-21 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 31194 8. Auto Bodily Injury FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT 9. Auto Property Damage Year Ending December 31, 2012 10. Auto Physical Damage TRAVELERS CASUALTY 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass & SURETY OF AMERICA 13. Burglary & Theft Home Office Address: 14. Boiler & Machinery One Tower Square 15. Aircraft Hartford, CT 06183-6014 16. Credit Mail Address: 17. Crop-Hail One Tower Square 18. Livestock Hartford, CT 06183-6014 19. Title ASSETS 20. Var. Annuities Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,713,171,015 21. Variable Life in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless Continued on next page this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked,
TRANSAMERICA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: 333 Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60604 Mail Address: 333 Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60604 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,624,376 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . . 10,002,435 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 674,080 Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,641 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86,318,532 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . . 29,729 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,606 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 All Other Liabilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51,348 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 4,200,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 65,200,000 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 16,867,184 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86,267,184 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86,318,532 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . 799,907 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . 587,949 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322,668 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373,700 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Transportation Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Illinois, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-17 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance
TRANSPORTATION INSURANCE COMPANY
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Continued from previous page Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141,089 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . . 15,936,791 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . 184,942,508 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,798,732 Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374,568,642 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,339,558,778 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901,058,710 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . 534,370,660 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . 35,588,967 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . 66,762,894 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,675,573 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . 783,409,692 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177,240,460 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . 2,559,106,957 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . 48,285,000 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 6,480,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 433,803,760 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . 1,291,883,061 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,780,451,821 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,339,558,778 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 3,938,900 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 4,181,009 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 586,416 Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62,705 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Travelers Casualty & Surety of America, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 Foreign Income Taxes) 69,406,098 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,740,401 Unearned Premiums. . . . . . . . . . . 1,770,908,557 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 582,204,005 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . 9,987,600,111 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . 22,837,291 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . 25,000,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . 2,179,824,585 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . 2,921,855,658 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,149,517,534 TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,137,117,645 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . 227,581 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . 275,306 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185,118 Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64,380 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Travelers Casualty Insurance Co. of America, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-18 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
25658
27998
36137
19046
19038
Home Office Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 Mail Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,999,341,214 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,182,300,220 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,579 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . 197,367,645 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . 1,254,948,795 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . 107,157,536 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,395,989,655 TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,137,117,645 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . 6,094,710,385 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . 1,324,921,462 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . 113,709,204 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and
TRAVELERS CASUALTY AND SURETY COMPANY
Home Office Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 Mail Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,521,162,707 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . . 25,882,323 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . 140,428,650 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,275,981 Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133,633,436 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,841,383,098 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817,218,043 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . 177,654,007 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . 15,203,710 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 9,306,416 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49,206 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . 237,454,831 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77,944,633 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . 1,334,830,847 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,062,171 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 6,000,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 125,632,050 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 371,858,029 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 506,552,250 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,841,383,098 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 1,167,105 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 1,142,037 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423,620 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 558,400 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
TRAVELERS CASUALTY INSURANCE CO. OF AMERICA
Home Office Address: One Tower Square MS08A Hartford, CT 06183-6014 Mail Address: One Tower Square MS08A Hartford, CT 06183-6014 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271,424,040 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . . 2,356,576 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 24,176,361 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,439,420 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,945,087 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333,341,483 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140,693,216 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 30,585,122 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees). . . . . . . . 2,615,707 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 1,602,204 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231,152 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40,880,502 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,332,575 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 245,940,479 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527,187 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 6,000,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 36,157,638 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 44,716,179 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,401,004 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333,341,483 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 778 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (730) STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Travelers Commercial Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability
TRAVELERS COMMERCIAL INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 Mail Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197,274,774 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . . 14,730,117 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 13,888,548 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,194,210 Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183,187,277 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412,274,926 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80,823,763 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 17,570,176 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees). . . . . . . . 1,510,854 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . . 920,415 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,484,544 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174,505,859 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 298,815,610 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302,852 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 70,000,000 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 38,156,464 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113,459,316 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412,274,926 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Travelers Home and Marine Insurance Co., a Corporation organized under the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 3-4-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER
TRAVELERS HOME AND MARINE INSURANCE CO.
Home Office Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 Mail Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,741,194,903 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,550,720,510 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192,079,339 Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . (88,798,347) Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . 1,205,231,070 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . 151,477,595 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,543,243,153 TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,295,148,223 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . 6,982,442,344 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . 1,518,428,857 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . 125,953,643 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . 78,112,641 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,874,526 Unearned Premiums. . . . . . . . . . . 2,026,593,189 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,412,747,946 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . 14,175,862,147 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . 26,123,798 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . 10,790,700 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . 4,234,154,921 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . 2,848,216,656 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,119,286,075 TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,295,148,223 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 5,855,593 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 5,561,861 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,710,717 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,608,005 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Travelers Indemnity Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-16-17-18-23A 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 23A. Travel, Accident & Baggage in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRAVELERS INDEMNITY COMPANY
25666
Home Office Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 Mail Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447,129,759 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . . 39,792,103 Continued on next page
TRAVELERS INDEMNITY COMPANY OF AMERICA
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Continued from previous page Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 39,608,081 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,416,889 Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106,003,973 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 638,950,805 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230,497,397 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 50,107,541 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees). . . . . . . . 4,296,629 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 2,624,886 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,025,616 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66,974,440 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102,689,074 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 458,215,582 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 863,689 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 5,250,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 47,400,000 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 127,221,533 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180,735,223 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 638,950,805 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 5,485,969 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 5,477,433 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,188,032 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,713,370 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Travelers Indemnity Company of America, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-17-18 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 TOTAL LIABILITIES 715,028,110 Special Surplus Funds 1,536,694 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000,00 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . 4,862,470 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 338,726,124 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350,125,289 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,065,153,399 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 2,347,476 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 2,311,575 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295,364 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415,582 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Travelers Indemnity Company of Connecticut, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-18-23B 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 23B. Prepaid Legal in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 Co. Of America, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-18 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 0221,828,087 17,784,540 in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 Home Office Address: 4680 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010 Mail Address: PO Box 2478, Terminal Annex Los Angeles, CA 90051 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 820,927,303 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 669,448,952 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,394,878 Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . (39,626,650) Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . 211,531,502 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,368,284 Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295,969,681 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,963,013,951 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527,947,329 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . 165,113,392 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . 407,310 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 1,572,697 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . 471,566,877 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261,443,699 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . 1,428,051,305 Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . 275,000,000 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 259,962,646 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534,962,646 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,963,013,951 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 1,426,339 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 1,492,394 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 990,963 Direct Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (44,899) STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Truck Insurance Exchange, a Corporation organized under the Laws of California, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRUCK INSURANCE EXCHANGE
41106
36161
25674
25682
Home Office Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 Mail Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 825,040,155 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,465,399 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . . 9,546,871 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 70,471,521 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,325,445 Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147,304,006 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,065,153,399 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410,105,758 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 89,152,377 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees). . . . . . . . 7,671,435 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 4,670,253 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,505,675 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,162,315 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79,760,295
TRAVELERS INDEMNITY COMPANY OF CONNECTICUT
Home Office Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 Mail Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 572,108,466 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396,834 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . . 17,349,206 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 18,518,064 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,213,024 Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224,159,809 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 841,745,403 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107,765,017 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 23,426,902 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees). . . . . . . . 2,047,825 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 1,227,220 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,312,725 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225,886,761 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 391,666,450 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403,803 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 5,040,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 360,052,652 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 84,582,498 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450,078,953 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 841,745,403 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 7,532,835 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 6,936,346 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,826,733 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,007,959 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Travelers Property Casualty
TRAVELERS PROPERTY CASUALTY CO. OF AMERICA
Home Office Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 Mail Address: One Tower Square Hartford, CT 06183-6014 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177,614,218 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . . 9,838,872 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 15,431,720 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,389,678 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,859,886 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224,134,374 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89,804,181 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 19,522,418 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees). . . . . . . . 1,671,037 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 1,022,683 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169,884 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,093,938 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,219,739 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 157,503,880 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336,502 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 35,605,931 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 27,688,061 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66,630,494 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224,134,374 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . 417,884 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . 374,610 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463,995 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 540,571 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Travelers Property Casualty Insurance Co., a Corporation organized under the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 3-4-6-7-8-9-10 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage
TRAVELERS PROPERTY CASUALTY INSURANCE CO.
Home Office Address: 3250 Interstate Drive Richfield OH 44286 Mail Address: 3250 Interstate Drive Richfield, OH 44286 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,473,766 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,730 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . . 1,111,001 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . 1,116,733 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355,550 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,984,858 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,047,639 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,781,919 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . . 1,757,689 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . 171,615 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . . 150,849 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343,614 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,481,351 All Other Liabilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 898,217 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,585,254 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . 6,500,000 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . . 6,962,385 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,462,385 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,047,639 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . 615,223 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . 646,666 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 590,900 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539,837 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Triumphe Casualty Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Pennsylvania, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 2-3-4-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15—6-17-18-23A-23C 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 23A. Travel, Accident & Baggage 23C. Bail Bonds in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
TRIUMPHE CASUALTY COMPANY
27120
21709
Home Office Address: One Hartford Plaza Hartford, CT 06115 Mail Address: One Hartford Plaza Hartford, CT 06115 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185,786,017 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . . 13,990,175 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . 2,699,644 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,901,593 Continued on next page
TRUMBULL INSURANCE COMPANY
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Continued from previous page Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,166,156 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210,543,586 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73,310,102 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 15,299,918 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . 754,384 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . . 796,807 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,470,676 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,597,214 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,229,101 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 34,547,544 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 52,766,941 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91,314,485 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210,543,586 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 3,224,351 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 2,310,982 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,266,885 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,298,770 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Trumbull Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Connecticut, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-17-18 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 Contributed Surplus 62,191,440 Unassigned Surplus 101,147,923 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . $165,839,363 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367,775,791 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . . . $165,632 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142,685 Losses Incurred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144,552 Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288,500 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Trustmark Life Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Illinois, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 1-2 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-17-18 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. Variable Life in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 Mail Address: P.O. Box 419052 Kansas City, MO 64141-6052 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,403,285,155 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63,008,690 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . 632,152,647 Real Estate Owned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,594,476 Policy Loans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,671,647 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . . 21,930,547 Deferred and Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 56,139,093 Investment Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,648,246 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,782,061,620 TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,015,492,121 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Life Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . $1,392,758,104 Reserve for Accident & Health Policies . . . . . . . . . . 1,239,437,307 Policy and Contract Claims Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,741,813 Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . 77,325,555 General Expenses Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,837,113 Taxes, Licenses & Fees Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,648,193 Federal Income Taxes Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,656,992 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,733,238,981 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . $4,576,644,057 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0 Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 387,917,973 Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,930,091 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . $438,848,064 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,015,492,121 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . $4,780,979 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,332,167 Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,544,969 Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . 463,823,602 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Union Security Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Kansas, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 1-2-20-21 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. Variable Life in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
25844
80837
29459
62863
Home Office Address: 400 Field Drive Lake Forest, IL 60045 Mail Address: 400 Field Drive Lake Forest, IL 60045 ASSETS Bonds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $269,854,049 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56,082,524 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Policy Loans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . . 6,631,182 Deferred and Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . 4,681,200 Investment Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,287,113 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27,239,722 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $367,775,791 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Life Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . . . $20,921,364 Reserve for Accident & Health Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,495,264 Policy and Contract Claims Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,005,569 Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . 64,550,974 General Expenses Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,063,870 Taxes, Licenses & Fees Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,820,684 Federal Income Taxes Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 779,253 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,299,450 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . $201,936,428 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0 Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500,000 Gross Paid In and
TRUSTMARK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: 501 Pennsylvania Parkway #400 Indianapolis, IN 46268 Mail Address: One Hartford Plaza Hartford, CT 06115 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 593,042,054 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83,088 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . . 14,182,053 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums . . . . . . . . . 8,098,933 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,350,960 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,297,731 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 643,054,820 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219,930,315 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . 45,899,753 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees). . . . . . . . 2,277,188 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 2,390,418 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,412,029 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,030,569 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 351,940,273 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 4,200,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . 43,562,074 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 243,352,472 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291,114,546 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 643,054,820 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . 4,620,672 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 4,621,226 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,799,103 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,970,758 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Twin City Fire Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Indiana, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned,
TWIN CITY FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: 5900 O Street Road Lincoln, NE 68510-2234 Mail Address: PO Box 40888 Cincinnati, OH 45240 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,274,913,100 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,584,728 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . 669,399,668 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,996,997 Policy Loans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182,354,747 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . . 59,784,768 Deferred and Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 47,920,413 Investment Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 51,896,543 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,721,096,369 TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,058,947,333 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Life Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . $4,367,057,174 Reserve for Accident & Health Policies. . . . . . . . . . . . 301,414,994 Policy and Contract Claims Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,422,297 Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . . 3,743,144 General Expenses Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,352,130 Taxes, Licenses & Fees Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,643,358 Federal Income Taxes Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,840,111,451 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . $6,566,744,548 Special Surplus Funds. . . . . . . . . . . $49,879,650 Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 240,304,040 Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . . 199,519,095 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . $492,202,785 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,058,947,333 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . $3,259,967 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,183,905 Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,528,272 Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . 136,758,743 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Union Central Life Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Nebraska, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 1-2-20-21 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft
UNION CENTRAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: 11201 Douglas Avenue Urbandale, IA 50322 Mail Address: PO Box 1594 Des Moines, IA 50306-1594 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,889,723 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,680,000 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits. . . . . . . . . . (2,884,498) Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 14,512,443 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294,320 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56,328,481 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92,820,469 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . . 17,725 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 2,539,154 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,668 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63,253,975 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65,825,522 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . 7,009,385 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . . 14,985,562 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,994,947 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92,820,469 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . . . 795,861 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . . 790,524 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 807,516 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 780,439 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the Union Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Iowa, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012
UNION INSURANCE COMPANY
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UNION SECURITY INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Address: 15700 College Blvd. #101 Lenexa, KS 66219
Home Office Address: 3700 S. Stonebridge Drive McKinney, TX 75070 Mail Address: PO Box 8080 McKinney, TX 75070 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,337,225,209 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68,425,452 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Policy Loans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,405,804 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . . 33,261,646 Deferred and Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . . 16,964,657 Investment Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . 24,222,987 Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235,277,765 TOTAL ASSETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,722,783,520 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Life Policies & Contracts . . . . . . . . $188,796,617 Reserve for Accident Continued on next page
UNITED AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY
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Continued from previous page & Health Policies. . . . . . . . . . . . 237,477,942 Policy and Contract Claims Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,846,000 Accident and Health . . . . . . . . . . 38,050,000 General Expenses Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,528,979 Taxes, Licenses & Fees Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433,657 Federal Income Taxes Due or Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,652,561 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978,893,498 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . $1,466,679,254 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0 Capital Paid Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 137,500,000 Unassigned Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . . 115,604,266 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . $256,104,266 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,722,783,520 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Received . . . . . . . . $2,124,302 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,048,419 Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,011,587 Life Insurance in Force . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,296,633 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the United American Insurance Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Nebraska, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 1-2 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written 3,982,983 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . . 3,492,901 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,624,977 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,948,727 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the United Financial Casualty Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Ohio, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below: 3-4-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance FROM ANNUAL STATEMENT Year Ending December 31, 2012 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15 1. Life 2. Health 3. Fire & Allied Lines 4. Inland & Ocean Marine 5. Workmen’s Compensation 6. Bodily Injury Liability (Other than Auto) 7. Property Damage (Other than Auto) 8. Auto Bodily Injury 9. Auto Property Damage 10. Auto Physical Damage 11. Fidelity & Surety 12. Glass 13. Burglary & Theft 14. Boiler & Machinery 15. Aircraft 16. Credit 17. Crop-Hail 18. Livestock 19. Title 20. Var. Annuities 21. in this State according to the Laws thereof, unless this Certificate of Authority is otherwise revoked, suspended or withdrawn. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Pierre, S. D., this 1st day of May, A.D., 2013. MERLE SCHEIBER Director of Insurance
SION is taking applications for full- time Douglas County Highway Superintendent. Must have valid Class A Driver’s License. Experience in road/bridge construction/maintenance. For application contact: Douglas County Auditor (605) 724-2423. DRIVERS $1000 SIGN-ON BONUS, New Pay Program! Earn up to 50 CPM, Home Weekly, Excellent Miles, $50 tarp pay. Must be Canadian eligible (888) 6915705.
INDUSTRIAL ARTS OR AG TEACHER Contact Supt. Dean Kueter Dean.kueter@k12.sd.us (605) 363-5025 Montrose School District, 309 South Church Avenue, Montrose, SD 57048.
rience. M-F 8-4, Degree/management experience a plus. Resume, questions: careers@smartsalesandlease.com.
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Home Office Address: 6300 Wilson Mills Road W33 Cleveland, OH 44143-2182 Mail Address: PO Box 89490 Cleveland, OH 44101-6490 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 987,277,249 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235,071,023 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . 108,575,315 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . 371,824,149 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,830,966 Other Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106,301,551 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,815,880,253 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613,829,600 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . 116,942,281 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . . . . 93,680 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 4,453,841 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,349,678 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . 527,020,908 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147,844,196 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . 1,424,534,184 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 3,008,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 221,373,432 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 166,964,637 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391,346,069 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,815,880,253
UNITED FINANCIAL CASUALTY COMPANY
Home Office Address: 118 2nd Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Mail Address: PO Box 73909 Cedar Rapids, IA 52407 ASSETS Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439,779,037 Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 648,442,045 Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Real Estate Owned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,716,755 Cash and Bank Deposits . . . . . . . . . . 49,446,644 Agents Balances or Uncollected Premiums. . . . . . . . 185,432,534 Interest, Dividends and Real Estate Income Due and Accrued . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,105,006 Other Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,153,917 TOTAL ASSETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,434,075,938 LIABILITIES, SURPLUS, OTHER FUNDS Reserve for Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400,485,815 Reserve for Loss Adjustment Expenses . . . . . . . . 153,757,184 Other Expenses (excluding taxes, licenses and fees) . . . . . . . 12,722,576 Taxes, Licenses and Fees (excluding Federal and Foreign Income Taxes) . . . . . . . . . 2,850,429 Federal and Foreign Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Unearned Premiums . . . . . . . . . . . . 200,588,293 All Other Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77,685,673 TOTAL LIABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 848,089,970 Special Surplus Funds . . . . . . . . . . (26,727,503) Capital Paid Up or Statutory Deposit . . . . . . . . . . . 7,000,000 Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus. . . . . . . . . . 201,161,287 Unassigned Funds (Surplus) . . . . . . 404,552,184 Surplus as Regards Policyholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585,985,968 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,434,075,938 BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2012 Direct Premiums Written . . . . . . . . . . 19,139,239 Direct Premiums Earned . . . . . . . . . . 18,248,905 Direct Losses Paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,302,194 Direct Losses Incurred . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,470,284 STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DIVISION OF INSURANCE STATE CAPITOL, PIERRE COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the United Fire and Casualty Company, a Corporation organized under the Laws of Iowa, has complied with all requirements of the Insurance Laws of the State of South Dakota: NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned, Director of Insurance of the State of South Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named Company is fully empowered through its authorized agents to transact the numbered lines of business listed below:
UNITED FIRE AND CASUALTY COMPANY
CONTRACT SALESPERSONS sell aerial photography of farms, commission basis, $7,000$10,000/month. Proven product and earnings, Travel required. More info at msphotosd.com or call 877/882-3566. LAKE PRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, Math/Library/Aide/Coaching, opened 5-8-13-13, closes when filled, Contact: Tim Casper, Supt, Lake Preston School District, 300 1st St. NE. tim.casper@k12.sd.us, 605-847-4455. EMPLOYMENT
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND LEGAL SERVICES – Associated School Boards of South Dakota (ASBSD) seeks a person to serve as Director to handle legal and policy services. Qualifications – Law Degree. Experience in education, public policy, adjudication of worker’s compensation claims, public sector labor laws, human relations and health insurance is preferred. Application deadline, Noon, June 14, 2013. Contact Katie at: Katie@asbsd.org, 605773-2502, or ASBSD, PO Box 1059, Pierre, SD 57501 for complete application materials or http://www.asbsd.org/page190.asp x Salary and benefits competitive. An equal opportunity employer. EDMUNDS CENTRAL SCHOOL is taking applications for a custodian. To apply contact Superintendent Lew Paulson, lew.paulson@k12.sd.us, 605-2874251/ Box 317, Roscoe, SD 57471. SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT OPENINGS: SPED-Secondary, Vocal 6-12, Contact: Dr. Stephen Schulte, Supt., 516 8th Ave. W. Sisseton, SD 57262, (605)698-7613. Positions open until filled. EOE.
CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL has full time Occupational Therapist, RN and LPN or Medical Assistant opportunities available. We are located in the beautiful southern Black Hills of SD - just a short distance from Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park, Custer State Park, Jewel Cave National Park and many other outdoor attractions. Call 605-6732229 ext. 110 for more information or go to www.regionalhealth.com to apply. EOE. THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT CAREER STARTS HERE! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $18.00 OR MORE. No experience necessary. Apply online www.sdwork.org. #constructionjobspaybetter. FOR SALE
2006 JOHN DEERE 7520 tractor. 6900 hours. Excellent condition. $55,000. Call 605-381-1647. DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-5302672, Craig Connell, 605-2645 6 5 0 , www.goldeneagleloghomes.com. ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details. NOTICES LOG HOMES
OPEN POSITION: HEAD CUSTODIAN SELBY Area School, Selby, SD; benefits include retirement, health/dental ins, holidays, vacation, sick leave; 50 hrs week; wage DOE, call 605-649-7818. OUTPATIENT COUNSELOR, BLACK HILLS. Master’s degree in human services field & licensed in SD to practice MH counseling. QMHP, MSW & CCDC preferred. Details/Apply: BMSCares.ORG.
RESIDENTIAL HOME DESIGNER wanted. Proficient with Chief Architect software. Self-motivated, driven individual. Unique opportunity in Pierre, SD. Contact Mark @ (605)222-1040.
CRISIS SERVICES CLINICIAN, Rapid City, 24-hour shifts. Masters degree in human services field & licensed in SD to practice mental health counseling. QMHP. Details/Apply: BMSCares.ORG. THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT CAREER STARTS HERE! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $18.00 OR MORE. No experience necessary. Apply online www.sdwork.org. #constructionjobspaybetter. HIGH SCHOOL MATH INSTRUCTOR opening with the Mobridge-Pollock School District #626 for the 2013-2014 school year. Contact Tim Frederick at 605-8459204 for more information. Applications to be sent to Mobridge-Pollock School District #62-6, Attn: Tim Frederick, 1107 1st Avenue East, Mobridge SD 57601. Open until filled. EOE.
SEARCH STATE-WIDE APARTMENT Listings, sorted by rent, location and other options. www.sdhousingsearch.com South Dakota Housing Development Authority. WANTED: HUNTING LAND for Pheasant, quality Mule Deer 170” class+, Whitetail Deer 150” class+ and Merrium Turkey. Call 605448-8064. WANTED
THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT CAREER STARTS HERE! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $18.00 OR MORE. No experience necessary. Apply online www.sdwork.org. #constructionjobspaybetter.
LAKE PRESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, Route bus driver, opened 5-8-13, closes when filled, Contact: Tim Casper, Supt, Lake Preston School District, 300 1st St. NE. tim.casper@k12.sd.us, 605-8474455. $24.95 per route. DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMIS-
SMART SALES AND LEASE seeks bookkeeper. Work from home. Hourly wage based on expe-
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For Sale For Sale: 8 X 10 garden/storage shed. Can be seen at 608 1st Avenue West. Phone: 605-484-6681 B48-1tc WANTED Wanted: Straw or corn stalks to bale in 2013. Round or square bales. On shares or will purchase in field. Contact Tom at 605-866-4605. B43-tfn Wanted: Pasture to rent and hay land to rent or put up on shares. Custom haying: round, medium square, small squares. Please call Tom 605-866-4605; 605-949-1933. B33-tfn
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HELP WANTED 1 position - Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating, harvesting and storing crops on a
Five Counties Nursing Home
Must have good work ethic. FREE C.N.A. certification Complete wage and complete benefits package for FT. For more information call Human Resources at 605-374-3871 or get application at Five Counties, Box 479, Lemmon, SD 57638. connie.benson@fivecounties.org
EOE/M/FV/D Drug Free Workplace Employer
Seeking persons for •RN and LPN FT/PT
Need extra cash? Job security as a trained health care worker.
grain/oilseed crop farm, handling both manual and machine tasks, from 6/1/2013 to 11/15/2013 at Jeffrey Hochhalter, Wilton, ND. Six months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. No minimum education or High School diploma/equivalent is necessary for the position. Insurable driver’s license required within 30-90 days following hire in order to drive company vehicles within a 20-mile radius of the worksite location. Must be able to read and understand equipment operation/maintenance manuals and similar materials in English. $15.25/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed 3/4 of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or SDWorks, 415 14th Ave. East, Mobridge, SD 57601-1306. Provide copy of this ad. ND Job Order #315114. B48-1tc 2 positions - Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating, harvesting and storing crops on a wheat, bean, corn and oilseed crop farm, from 6/1/2013 to 12/30/2013 at Chase Dewitz Farms, Steele, ND. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. No minimum education or High School diploma/equivalent is necessary for the position. Insurable
driver’s license required within 3090 days following hire in order to drive company vehicles. Those who are qualified may be required to drive pickup trucks and small transportation vehicles. $12.33/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed 3/4 of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or SDWorks, 415 14th Ave. East, Mobridge, SD 576011306. Provide copy of this ad. ND Job Order #313484. B48-1tc 2 positions - Temporary/seasonal work performing manual and machine tasks associated with beekeeping, from 5/27/2013 to 11/30/2013 at Althoff Honey Farms, LLC, Cavalier, Griggs, McHenry, Pembina, Richland, Walsh & Ward Cos., ND. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs. Workers must have no fear of bees and be non-allergic to bee stings, pollen, honey or other products of the hive. No minimum education or high school diploma/equivalent is necessary for the position. $12.33/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed 3/4 of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or SDWorks, 415 14th Ave. East, Mobridge, SD 57601-1306. Provide copy of this ad. ND Job Order #313180. B48-1tc
CENTER-BASED TEACHER /HOME VISITOR: TREC - Badlands Head Start: Prenatal to Five
is seeking a high energy, self-motivated and professional individual to work as a Teacher/Home Visitor in Bison, South Dakota. This individual will be working with young children (ages 3-5) and their families. Strong communication skills, experience working with families, and valid driver’s license and some travel are required. A passion for early childhood education/development, experience working successfully within a multi-disciplinary team and multicultural awareness are necessary. Head Start experience is preferred. Due to Head Start mandates, a minimum of an AA in Early Childhood or an Associate Degree in a related field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children, is required. This is a 40 hour per week, 38 weeks per year position. We provide
Seasonal Help Wanted: The Town of Bison is now accepting applications for summer help – one to two individuals for maintenance help and one to organize swimming lesson and possibly open swimming. Applicants must be 18 and over. Please request an application from: Finance Officer, Box 910, Bison, SD 57620 or call 244-5677 or 244-5231. The Town of Bison is an Equal Opportunity Employer. B39-tfn
a competitive salary and benefit package. Salary is dependent upon education and experience. Pre-employment drug screening and background checks are required.For more information and an application, please call 605-723-8837. Position open until 6/14/13 or until filled. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. B47-4tc
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Grease Stains - Coca Cola, It will also remove grease stains from the drive way overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries!
There will be an open house baby shower for Brandi Baysinger and son Tate, on Sunday afternoon May 19th from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church. Come congratulate Brandi and meet Tate!
Highlights & Happenings
Bison High School Music Students Denver Field Trip Presentation will be on Wednesday, May 15
Wednesday May 15 will be Cemetery Clean-Up Day at the Bison Cemetery, beginning at 9:00 a.m. There will be a meeting of the Cemetery Board following the clean-up.
The Town of Bison has scheduled two springtime curbside pickups as follows: Tree branches, Thursday, May 16 and White Goods, Friday, May 17.
Retirement Party for Sherry Basford and Joy Worm on Thursday, May 16, from 4:00-5:30 P.M. in the Bison School lunchroom. Everyone is welcome.
at 5:15 in the Bison School Music Room. Everyone welcome.
The correct date for the Fun Run is June 22nd! Thanks!

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